Will Oremus
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Will Oremus is Slate’s senior technology writer. Email him at will.oremus@slate.com or follow him on Twitter.

If Then
Feb. 14 2018 3:55 PMLike Is Too Simple an EmotionThe inventor of Facebook’s iconic button reflects on technology’s unintended consequences.
The Industry
Feb. 8 2018 3:12 PMA Surprising New Study Says Facebook’s Ridiculed Plan to Rate the Media Could Actually WorkBut there’s one big caveat.
If Then
Jan. 31 2018 4:21 PMThrough the Revolving Door Between Facebook and DemocratsA former Facebook employee and Clinton campaign adviser on how advertising tech and disinformation campaigns are a perfect fit.
The Industry
Jan. 26 2018 12:36 AMGoogle Is Testing a New App That Would Let Anyone Publish a Local News Story
If Then
Jan. 24 2018 3:19 PMDudebros Every DayJournalist Taylor Lorenz takes us inside the cultish, male-dominated world of teen YouTube stars and explains how they make millions.
The Industry
Jan. 19 2018 6:43 PMWhat Could Go Wrong With Facebook’s Plan to Rank News Sources by “Trustworthiness”A lot.
If Then
Jan. 17 2018 7:22 PMWhy Facebook and “Meaningful Interactions” Don’t MixA media studies professor argues that the social network’s design makes serious discussions impossible.
Gizmos
Jan. 12 2018 8:00 AMAre “Smart Displays” the New Smart Speakers?Amazon, Google, and Facebook think this is the next big thing. Now they have to convince the rest of us.
If Then
Jan. 10 2018 3:23 PMThe Future Is “Smart” and DumbIf Then reports from CES on the A.I. battle between Amazon and Google, Intel’s cybersecurity problem, and a robot that shoots dog treats six feet in the air.
The Industry
Jan. 8 2018 8:12 PMAlexa, Watch Out!Google’s Assistant is about to be everywhere .
Gizmos
Jan. 8 2018 9:03 AMThis Nonfunctional $980 Laundry-Folding Robot Is the Most CES Thing Ever
Technology
Jan. 4 2018 4:34 PMMove Slow and Fix ThingsMark Zuckerberg’s goal for 2018 is to grapple with Facebook’s impact on the world. It’s about time.
If Then
Jan. 3 2018 2:26 PMScience Fiction by ABBAIf Then talks about how the new tax plan could usher in more robots, what the iPhone “batterygate” tells us about Apple, and the history of writing about the near future.
Future Tense
Dec. 28 2017 6:42 PMApple Apologizes for Not Telling Customers It Was Slowing Down Old iPhones
Technology
Dec. 22 2017 11:22 AMWhy Uber Was So ParanoidIts business has been vulnerable all along.
Five-ring Circus
Feb. 8 2018 5:52 PMHow to Watch the Winter Olympics If You Don’t Have Cable
If Then
Feb. 7 2018 3:02 PMFISA and FuryNational security expert Marcy Wheeler explains the hypocrisy behind the Nunes memo.
The Industry
Jan. 29 2018 11:09 PMFacebook Is Putting More “Local News” in Your Feed. That’s a Lot Harder Than It Sounds.
The Industry
Jan. 25 2018 8:15 PMFacebook’s Plan to Rate the Media Isn’t As Dumb As It SoundsHow its already-infamous two-question “trust survey” might actually work.
The Industry
Jan. 23 2018 9:00 AMSnapchat’s New Feature Means You Can No Longer Avoid Snapchat
Future Tense
Jan. 18 2018 8:35 PMFacebook Crushed Everyone’s “Pivot to Video”—Except Its OwnHow the shift from “passive” consumption to “meaningful interactions” could boost Facebook Live and Facebook Watch.
The Industry
Jan. 12 2018 10:55 PMLess News Is Good NewsFacebook is stepping back from the news business. Thank goodness.
Gizmos
Jan. 11 2018 12:21 AMWhat Happens If Someone Yells “Fire” in a VR Theater?When the power went out at CES, I was immersed in a virtual show—and didn’t notice the potential emergency.
The Industry
Jan. 10 2018 11:39 AMHey Siri, Where Are You?Apple always skips CES. This year, it might actually regret it.
The Industry
Jan. 8 2018 2:58 PMIs This Weird, Boxy, Self-Driving Toyota the Future of Shopping?
The Industry
Jan. 7 2018 7:00 AMThe Internet of Things That Won’t Shut UpAt this year’s CES, practically every device is a voice-control device.
Technology
Jan. 3 2018 7:38 PMLet Trump TweetCalls for Twitter to ban him are a misguided, counterproductive liberal fantasy.
Technology
Jan. 2 2018 11:36 PMAll Apple’s ApologiesThey’re not as rare as you might think.
Technology
Dec. 28 2017 4:43 PMInstagram Is Getting Less IntimateTwo new features will put more strangers in your feed. Will that spoil the app’s fundamental appeal?
Technology
Dec. 21 2017 6:11 PMEric Schmidt Is Out as Alphabet’s Executive ChairmanThe former CEO of Google, who took over when it needed "adult supervision," will step back from its parent company.

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