Geoffrey A. Fowler

Geoffrey A. Fowler


Technology Columnist @WashingtonPost. Previously @WSJ. Geoffrey.Fowler@WashPost.com. DM for Signal.

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@washingtonpost  On one side, Khosrowshahi says is Uber is leading the entire industry to reduce the rate of assaults to as close to zero as possible. "I think our responsibility is great, it is enormous,” he said.

Look what you’ve done, @davejorgenson : I was talking with a certain colleague about doing a “tick-tock” by which I meant a story that takes you through the steps behind how something happened. And for like 5 minutes, this reporter thought we were talking about making a TikTok.

Gig economy workers are tired of companies enticing them to join with bonuses — and then hacking away at their pay to reduce heavy losses. @nitashatiku  profiles the Instacart “shopper” who is helping build a grass-roots labor movement:

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NEW @washingtonpost : Everyone’s AirPods are dying. Apple has no way to fix them. But I found the trick to at least getting discounted AirPod replacements, if you know the code word:

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NEW: My latest @washingtonpost  privacy experiment: A third of the 500 most-popular websites are snooping on you with an invasive tactic that's hard to avoid. It’s called “fingerprinting,” like what we do to criminals. And I’m naming names.

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When I watched Facebook’s livestream of the Zuck lecture on free speech, all I saw was a stream of 👍s & ❤️s. So I left an 😡 and ... it didn't show up. As @heatherkelly  discovered, this is how Facebook thinks "free speech" is supposed to work:

A year after Khashoggi’s killing, human rights advocates say Saudi Arabia has yet to deliver justice. But business leaders have been far more forgiving. Great accountability reporting by @ReedAlbergotti , @jdawsey1  & @kfahim :

NEW @washingtonpost : You watch TV. And your TV watches you. In my latest privacy project, I found tens of millions of Americans are still using smart TVs that snoop on everything we watch. It’s like you always have a couch companion:

NEW by me @washingtonpost , for everyone who cares about privacy: Your health data is totally sacred, right? Locked down by HIPAA? Never part of the marketing economy? Nope. Nope. Nope.

@washingtonpost  @kwiensA  @iFixitirPods  don’t have to be built to die so soon. Galaxy Buds have batteries you can just pop out (though Samsung hasn’t embraced repair). We shouldn’t let headphones become expensive, disposable electronics. It’s hurting our wallets—and the environment.

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