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
Dec. 15 2017 2:11 PMTwitter Has Transformed Itself, and No One NoticedMaybe not even Twitter.
If Then
Dec. 13 2017 3:49 PMWhat’s Next for Net Neutrality?The man who coined the phrase reflects on the vote to kill it—and how it could yet be revived.
Science
Dec. 7 2017 7:32 PMDownwind From the FiresMy town was spared by the infernos tearing through Southern California. We’re still in danger.
Technology
Nov. 30 2017 9:39 PMOK, “Computer”The case for renaming—and dehumanizing—Alexa, Siri, Google, and Cortana.
If Then
Nov. 29 2017 3:41 PMAntitrust SuperstarIf Then examines the Trump administration’s tough stance on monopolies and what it might mean for tech giants.
Future Tense
Nov. 24 2017 11:00 AMFighting Tech With TechCan apps cure our smartphone addiction? This neuroeconomist thinks so.
If Then
Nov. 22 2017 3:00 PMHack FridayIf Then breaks down news of a digital media crash, the death of net neutrality, and how to stay safe when shopping online.
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.
Future Tense
Dec. 13 2017 4:53 PMThe Big Tech Companies That Love Net Neutrality Have a Ton to Gain From Its Demise
Technology
Dec. 12 2017 1:37 PMTwitter Just Made the Tweetstorm a Real ThingTHREAD: This is a good idea (1/x).
Technology
Dec. 6 2017 7:51 PMWelcome to the Voice WarsA petty spat between Amazon and Google could be the opening skirmish of tech’s next big conflict.
Technology
Nov. 30 2017 3:47 PMSnapchat to the RescueTeens’ favorite camera app has a high-minded plan to save us from fake news. Will it work?
Future Tense
Nov. 27 2017 11:53 PMFacebook Is Using “A.I.” to Tell If You’re Suicidal. Here’s What That Really Means.
Technology
Nov. 24 2017 9:47 AMFacebook’s Broken PromisesThe company’s failure to block discriminatory housing ads illustrates why it can’t be trusted to police itself.
Technology
Nov. 21 2017 8:00 AMThe Pivot From AdvertisingIt’s time for online media to stop chasing clicks (and Facebook’s carrots).
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.

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