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.

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June 20 2018 4:28 PMShould Tech Companies Take a Stand Against Family Separation?Big Tech came out strong against the travel ban. Will it fight as hard to end family separation at the border?
If Then
June 13 2018 5:34 PMNot Getting By in the Gig EconomyAuthor Sarah Kessler explains how the “future of work” has helped computer programmers—and failed those who need it most. 
If Then
June 6 2018 4:01 PMPeople Want Power, Not Just ElectricityIf Then interviews Naomi Klein about the plans of tech execs and private utilities for post-Maria Puerto Rico.
The Industry
May 31 2018 8:06 PMTeens Are Abandoning Facebook. For Real This Time.
If Then
May 30 2018 5:00 PMHow Theranos HappenedThe blood-testing startup’s scandal is a symptom of deeper problems in Silicon Valley, says the WSJ reporter who exposed it.
The Industry
May 22 2018 2:58 PMThe Case for Fearing the AT&T–Time Warner MergerA former DOJ antitrust lawyer explains how a union between a telecommunications giant and a media giant could harm consumers.
Future Tense
May 21 2018 12:51 PMThe Privacy Scandal That Should Be Bigger Than Cambridge AnalyticaWireless carriers are sharing your real-time location with shady third parties—and a bug lets anyone use that data to track you.
If Then
May 16 2018 4:01 PMWelcome to the SwampA former Department of Justice antitrust official says the problems with the AT&T–Time Warner merger run much deeper than Michael Cohen.
Moneybox
May 11 2018 5:48 PMWho Says America Can’t Innovate Anymore? Behold the Braspberry.
The Industry
May 9 2018 10:42 PMGoogle Wants to Turn You Into a CyborgIts newest features blur the line between human and machine like never before.
The Industry
May 3 2018 11:07 AMThis Is Not the Article Elon Musk Doesn’t Want Me to WriteThe Tesla CEO says “outrageous” articles are causing his company’s problems. So I tried to do one his way.
If Then
May 2 2018 4:59 PMWhy an E-Waste Recycler Is Going to PrisonEric Lundgren is now a felon. He says the real crime is how big tech companies prevent people from reusing their products.  
Future Tense
May 1 2018 12:26 PMHow the Golden State Killer’s DNA Search Is Like the Cambridge Analytica ScandalYour data is never just yours.
If Then
April 25 2018 2:37 PMThe Surprising Controversy Behind a Law to Fight Online Sex TraffickingThanks to SESTA, personals are disappearing from the web and consensual sex workers are scrambling.
The Industry
April 19 2018 3:53 PMFacebook Already Has Our Data. Can It Use It to Combat Racism?A conversation with the founder of Data for Black Lives.
Future Tense
June 20 2018 3:19 PMA Rare Win for Privacy: Wireless Carriers Will Stop Sharing Your Location
The Industry
June 7 2018 4:59 PMFacebook Changed 14 Million People’s Privacy Settings to “Public” Without Warning
The Industry
June 4 2018 8:28 PMApple’s Plan to Help You Put Down Your Phone—and Why It Might Work
Future Tense
May 30 2018 5:12 PMConsumer Reports Just Changed Its Mind About Tesla’s Model 3
If Then
May 23 2018 4:19 PMGoogle’s Chokehold on the WebA Yelp executive explains his yearslong battle with the internet giant over how it ranks your search results.
The Industry
May 21 2018 3:50 PMTesla’s Model 3 Might Not Be the Perfect, Affordable Electric Car After All
The Industry
May 17 2018 8:26 PMGoogle What?Waymo. G Suite. YouTube Red. Why is the search giant so bad at naming its products?
The Industry
May 15 2018 12:00 PMTwitter Will Start Hiding Tweets That “Detract From the Conversation”The company is trying out a new way to stop trolls from ruining your mentions.
The Industry
May 10 2018 6:34 PMKlout Is Shutting Down Just In Time to Not Reveal How Much It Knew About Us
If Then
May 9 2018 5:40 PMAre Self-Driving Cars Really Safer Than Human Drivers?Not yet, says a professor who builds them.
Future Tense
May 2 2018 7:03 PMThe Absurd Reason Why Tesla’s Model 3 Assembly Line Kept Getting Delayed
The Industry
May 1 2018 1:08 PMFacebook Is Making a Huge Change to Its Privacy Options
Future Tense
April 27 2018 5:55 AMAre You Really the Product?The history of a dangerous idea.
The Industry
April 23 2018 12:26 PMFacebook’s Ties With Kogan and Cambridge Were Even Cozier Than We Thought
The Industry
April 18 2018 11:01 PMWe Finally Know How Many People Subscribe to Amazon Prime

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