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
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
Technology
Aug. 25 2017 8:40 PMApple’s Wrong TurnThe self-driving car was a dead end. The company’s future is Siri.
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.
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
Future Tense
Sept. 1 2017 5:45 AMHow Much Is the Future Worth?The arcane, fascinating academic debate over how to value our grandchildren’s well-being.
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.

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