Latest from Will Oremus

Facebook is like chairs. No, telephones. No, cars. No …

Historians say the analogies are revealing in ways the company might not intend.
  • Sep 24, 2021

A Detroit community college professor is fighting Silicon Valley’s surveillance machine. People are listening.

Chris Gilliard grew up with racist policing in Detroit. He sees a new form of oppression in the tech we use every day.
  • Sep 17, 2021

Facebook keeps researching its own harms — and burying the findings

A series of leaked internal reports shows Facebook knows far more than it lets on. That’s by design.
  • Sep 16, 2021

Apple called its Epic ruling a ‘huge win.’ It wasn’t.

Its App Store survived a big antitrust test, but the judge’s ruling leaves it on shaky ground.
  • Sep 11, 2021

Latest updates: Deaths climb to at least 44 from Northeast floods caused by Hurricane Ida’s remnants

The remnants of Hurricane Ida unloaded a historic deluge in New York City and the northeast on Wednesday night, shutting down subway lines and triggering states of emergencies in New York and New Jersey.
  • Sep 3, 2021

Elizabeth Holmes’s trial spotlights Silicon Valley’s thin line between hype and deceit

All kinds of companies talk up their products in ways that could be seen as misleading, and tech innovators in particular face incentives to tout products that are still in development. Theranos just did it on a grand scale.
  • Sep 1, 2021

‘YouTube magic dust’: How America’s second-largest social platform ducks controversies

From its Trump ban to its Taliban response to Russian election interference, YouTube has left Facebook and Twitter to face the loudest backlashes.
  • Aug 25, 2021

A group of moms on Facebook built an island of good-faith vaccine debate in a sea of misinformation

As social media giants struggle to crack down on false cures and conspiracy theories, ordinary users are finding ways to reach vaccine skeptics — and win them over.
  • Aug 24, 2021

Facebook shared new data about what’s popular on its platform. The answers are deeply weird.

A Green Bay Packers alumni page, an Epoch Times newsletter signup, and an apparent scam are among the most viewed content in people's news feeds.
  • Aug 18, 2021

The Technology 202: China is doing what the U.S. can’t seem to: regulate its tech giants

The sudden crackdown has spooked investors. But it may not be as destructive as it seems.
  • Jul 28, 2021