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.

Future Tense
Aug. 21 2017 1:01 PMHow Bad Is It to Look at the Eclipse, Really? What About a Quick Peek?
Technology
Aug. 16 2017 2:10 PMGoDaddy Joins the ResistanceActivists got domain registries to pull the plug on the Daily Stormer. Could that come back to haunt them?
Moneybox
Aug. 10 2017 6:55 PMSnapchat Is Doing Even Worse Than Everyone Thought
Future Tense
Aug. 3 2017 8:32 PMFacebook’s Latest Move to Fight Fake News Might Finally Be the Right One
Technology
July 26 2017 5:09 PMApple’s Silence Is Trump’s WinOnce again, the president is making dubious claims about his role in creating American jobs. Why is Tim Cook letting him do it?
Future Tense
July 21 2017 11:16 AMGoogle’s New News Feed Is Scary-Good at PersonalizationSo why does it feel so impersonal?
Technology
July 14 2017 11:07 AMNewspapers’ Stand Against Tech Giants Won’t Save ThemBut it could help them resolve their existential crisis.
Technology
July 5 2017 8:08 PMCNN Clotheslined ItselfThe network may not have “blackmailed” a Reddit user, but it managed to look foolish, self-righteous, and petty.
Future Tense
June 21 2017 2:10 PMWe Finally Know Exactly What Happened in Last Year’s Fatal Tesla Autopilot CrashThere’s good news and bad news.
The Slatest
June 19 2017 12:09 AMMegyn Kelly Succeeded at the Easy Part of Her Alex Jones Interview but Failed at the Hard Part
The Slatest
June 15 2017 8:48 PMHow Megyn Kelly’s Alex Jones Interview Could Go Wrong, and How It Could Go Right
Politics
June 7 2017 6:16 PMBret Stephens and the Art of the Concern TrollThe dirty rhetorical trick behind the New York Times columnist’s façade of reasonableness.
Future Tense
June 1 2017 5:23 PMThe Weather Channel’s Response to Trump’s Paris Pullout Was Potent and Perfect
Politics
May 25 2017 1:26 PMFox News Is Losing Its GripThe network is desperately downplaying the biggest political drama of our time—and viewers are tuning out.
The Slatest
May 23 2017 2:02 PMShowing Screaming Teens After a Terror Attack May Be Compelling TV. But Is It Bad Journalism?
Future Tense
Aug. 17 2017 6:21 PMThis Little-Known Tech Company Is Appalled at Its Own Power Over the Internet
Technology
Aug. 10 2017 8:07 PMFacebook’s New TV Feature Isn’t a Threat to YouTubeIt’s a threat to Twitter—and its dominance as a “second screen” for TV.
Future Tense
Aug. 8 2017 12:30 PMHave You Noticed Facebook Never Says “Fake News” Anymore?
Technology
July 31 2017 4:59 PMTeenage ClicksHow Facebook overcame its “coolness” problem, won back the kids who fled it for Snapchat, and secured its dominance of social media.
Politics
July 21 2017 10:58 PMThe Nicest Thing You Can Say About Sean Spicer Is That He Was a Bad LiarWe should fear a Trump press secretary who’s a good one.
Technology
July 18 2017 7:14 PMChris Cillizza Is a Bad Pundit and a Good SportHis disastrous Reddit AMA revealed how those traits go hand in hand.
Future Tense
July 11 2017 12:01 PMFacebook Is Building a “Village” for Its Workers. More Big Companies Should Do That.
Future Tense
June 27 2017 11:40 PMThis Study on the Most Effective Facebook Headlines Will Make You Cry Tears of Recognition
Future Tense
June 19 2017 7:35 PMLyft Isn’t Reinventing City Buses. It’s Undermining Them.
Moneybox
June 16 2017 10:42 AMAmazon Is Buying Whole Foods. This Is an Even Bigger Deal Than It Seems.
The Slatest
June 14 2017 5:36 PMWhy Fox News Is Finally Dropping Its Ridiculous “Fair & Balanced” Slogan
Future Tense
June 5 2017 5:12 PMApple’s New Gizmo Looks Like an Overpriced Echo. Here’s Why It Will Win Anyway.
Politics
May 31 2017 5:40 PMThe New York Times Is Wrong to Fire Its WatchdogLiz Spayd made the role of public editor seem dispensable. It wasn’t.
Politics
May 23 2017 6:48 PMWhy Sean Hannity Needed the Seth Rich ConspiracyWith Trump flailing and viewers fleeing, it was the perfect alternate-reality distraction.
Politics
May 16 2017 11:56 PMTrump’s War on the Press Has Always Been RealHis attacks on the “media elite” may have seemed like political theater. We finally know better.

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