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.

Technology
Nov. 17 2017 8:00 AMBig Tobacco. Big Pharma. Big Tech?The rise of a new epithet, and what it means for Silicon Valley.
If Then
Nov. 15 2017 10:48 AMWhy You Can’t Put Your Smartphone DownA neuroeconomist explains the psychological tricks that apps use to keep us hooked.
Technology
Nov. 8 2017 6:56 PMSnapchat Finally Admitted It’s Really ConfusingNow comes the hard part.
Technology
Nov. 7 2017 4:00 PMTwitter Is Ditching 140 CharactersEveryone will have 280. Here’s why it’s the right move.
Technology
Nov. 3 2017 1:04 PMFacebook’s New PhilosophyWill emphasizing “time well spent” fix the company’s Russia problem—or just make it more money?
Technology
Oct. 31 2017 7:47 PMCongress Is Asking Facebook, Google, and Twitter All the Right QuestionsWell, except for Ted Cruz.
Future Tense
Oct. 28 2017 9:40 PMRoger Stone Has Been Permanently Banned From Twitter
Technology
Oct. 26 2017 6:55 PMFacebook Has a Plan to Crush SlackAnd it’s starting to work.
Technology
Oct. 23 2017 4:21 PMNo One Is Buying Snapchat’s SpectaclesAnd everyone’s hindsight is 20/20.
Technology
Oct. 16 2017 5:45 AMHow “Big Data” Went BustAnd what comes next.
Crime
Oct. 2 2017 7:30 AMIn 1996, Australia Enacted Strict Gun Laws. It Hasn't Had a Mass Shooting Since.
Always Right
Sept. 26 2017 4:52 PMIs There Any Way to Whine About Customer Service on Twitter Without Looking Like Ann Coulter?
Future Tense
Sept. 14 2017 6:33 PMFacebook Let Advertisers Target “Jew-Haters.” It Doesn’t End There.
Science
Sept. 11 2017 8:15 PMIn Defense of the TV Reporter Standing Outside During a HurricaneIn the age of fake news, there is some value in being pummeled by the rain.
Future Tense
Sept. 6 2017 9:55 PMWhy Russian Operatives Buying American Political Ads on Facebook Is Such a Big Deal
Technology
Nov. 17 2017 1:03 AMTesla Unveiled Its New Semi Truck—and a Surprise Sports CarThe only thing more impressive than these vehicles would be getting production of the Model 3 back on track.
Technology
Nov. 10 2017 12:20 PMAddiction for Fun and ProfitFacebook and other Silicon Valley companies strive to keep users hooked. Does that make them evil?
If Then
Nov. 8 2017 11:25 AMWhat if Social Media’s Ugliest Problems Can’t Be Solved?An expert on trolls and hate speech says there’s no easy fix for online harassment.
Technology
Nov. 7 2017 12:29 PMThe Problem With Silicon Valley’s PlaythingsEven YouTube’s service for kids is being abused. Can anything control the massive platforms that now shape our lives?
If Then
Nov. 2 2017 5:18 PMTrash Moths to the Trash FlameIf Then on the hearings on Facebook and Russian meddling, and an interview with Antonio García Martínez.
Technology
Oct. 31 2017 12:38 PMWhy the “Best Places to Live” Usually Aren’tThe fascinating flaws in the models that rank cities like Fishers, Indiana, at the top.
Future Tense
Oct. 27 2017 7:55 PMFacebook Is Finally Fixing the Ad System That Let Russia Secretly Influence Elections
Technology
Oct. 24 2017 2:10 PMFacebook Is Telling News Outlets How to Do Their JobThat’s galling. But it’s also a positive sign.
Technology
Oct. 19 2017 5:26 PMSnap DecisionsSnapchat soared because it followed intuition over data. That may also be its downfall.
The Slatest
Oct. 3 2017 12:14 PMDid Gun Control Stop Mass Shootings in Australia? The Latest Research Says Yes—Probably.
Technology
Sept. 26 2017 5:02 PMWhy, Twitter, Why?The social network may double its character limit. Is the inevitable freakout justified?
Technology
Sept. 20 2017 2:13 PMBlame the Minder, Not the MachineFacebook’s ad network lent itself to abuse by Russian hackers and racists. The problem has nothing to do with algorithms.
Technology
Sept. 12 2017 6:44 PMForget the $1,000 iPhoneThe new Apple Watch just might be the future after all.
Future Tense
Sept. 10 2017 8:03 PMTesla Gave Drivers Extra Range to Flee Irma. Not Everyone’s Grateful.
Future Tense
Sept. 5 2017 8:08 PMThe Boston Red Sox Finally Found a Good Use for the Apple Watch

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