Geoffrey A. Fowler

San Francisco

Technology columnist based in San Francisco

Education: Harvard University, B.A. in Anthropology and Afro-American Studies; Cambridge University, Trinity College, M.Phil in Social Anthropology

Geoffrey A. Fowler is The Washington Post’s technology columnist, writing from San Francisco about how to navigate the confusing, occasionally scary and deeply personal world of tech. He joined The Post in 2017 after 16 years with the Wall Street Journal writing about consumer technology, Silicon Valley, national affairs and China. He won the 2020 Gerald Loeb Award for commentary.
Latest from Geoffrey A. Fowler

    What to know about TSA's facial recognition tech

    TSA quietly rolled out facial recognition technology at over a dozen airports across the country. Tech columnist Geoffrey Fowler shares what to expect.

    December 2, 2022

    TSA now wants to scan your face at security. Here are your rights.

    16 major domestic airports are testing facial-recognition tech to verify IDs — and it could go nationwide in 2023.

    December 2, 2022

    It’s not your imagination: Shopping on Amazon has gotten worse

    Most of what you see at first on Amazon is now an ad.

    November 26, 2022

    Internet providers play tricks to raise your bill. Here are the worst.

    A new study of 22,000 American broadband bills by Consumer Reports shows how ISPs get you to pay more — and how you can fight back.

    November 17, 2022

      The ISPY Awards: A parody award show for internet providers

      A 2022 Consumer Report study revealed some of the tricks internet providers use to charge you more.

      November 17, 2022

      America has an earthquake early-warning system now — on your phone

      Your phone could now give you an up to 60 second warning when a big earthquake is about to hit

      November 14, 2022

        Your smartphone can warn you before an earthquake hits

        Want to know when an earthquake might hit? There's an app for that!

        November 14, 2022

        We got Twitter ‘verified’ in minutes posing as a comedian and a senator

        Twitter will now give a blue check mark to any account for $8, including our imposter Blaire Erskine and Sen. Ed Markey. That makes it mostly worthless.

        November 11, 2022

          How to track your ballot like a UPS package

          Ballot-tracking is available in half of U.S. states. Technology columnist Geoffrey Fowler explains how you can use the technology to make sure your vote counts.

          November 1, 2022

          You can now track your ballot online in half of states

          Want to make sure your vote counts? Now if you vote by mail, you can follow your ballot’s every move like a UPS package.

          November 1, 2022