Geoffrey Fowler

technology columnist for the Washington Post

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Personal technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal

Geoffrey Fowler on KCRW

Some people use smartphone apps to track their menstrual cycles. If abortion is outlawed in certain states, is their data safe?

Your period-tracking data isn’t safe if abortion is outlawed

Some people use smartphone apps to track their menstrual cycles. If abortion is outlawed in certain states, is their data safe?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Under the “Emergency Broadband Benefit,” $3.2 billion have been allocated to subsidize the internet bills of Americans affected by the pandemic.

Need help paying for your internet? You might qualify for Emergency Broadband Benefit

Under the “Emergency Broadband Benefit,” $3.2 billion have been allocated to subsidize the internet bills of Americans affected by the pandemic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

While waiting for the COVID-19 vaccine, picture this: You’re scrolling through your social media on your phone, and suddenly a notification pops up that says you have been exposed to…

iPhones and Androids can send COVID exposure alerts. But that tech isn’t being used everywhere

While waiting for the COVID-19 vaccine, picture this: You’re scrolling through your social media on your phone, and suddenly a notification pops up that says you have been exposed to…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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