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 we love and hate about Threads, Meta’s new Twitter clone

The new social media app Threads is Instagram’s version of a Twitter clone. It has burst onto the scene.

July 12, 2023

    How Threads inherits Facebook's privacy problems

    Meta has been criticized for its invasive privacy policies. The Post’s tech columnist Geoffrey Fowler explains how Meta’s new app, Threads, deserves scrutiny.

    July 12, 2023

      Printer ink is expensive. We test some alternatives.

      Tech columnist Geoffrey A. Fowler and reporter Chris Velazco test alternatives to name-brand ink cartridges. Can you save money without losing quality?

      July 12, 2023

      Printer ink is a scam. Here’s how to spend less.

      Americans waste $10 billion each year on name-brand ink. So we tested low-cost options including remanufactured cartridges, ink injection kits — and even making our own.

      July 12, 2023

      We hate printers as much as you do. Printer Week is here to help.

      The Help Desk’s series of stories and investigations into the state of printers is happening July 10 to 14.

      July 11, 2023

      Those 10,000 5-star reviews are fake. Now they’ll also be illegal.

      As much as 30 or 40 percent of online reviews are fake. Now the FTC is cracking down with new rules and hefty fines.

      June 30, 2023

      What’s your type? Try these tests to pick the perfect font for you.

      Fonts can dramatically shape what you communicate and how you read.

      June 26, 2023

      Anyone can Photoshop now, thanks to AI’s latest leap

      A new “generative fill” AI capability can both create joyful Photoshop edits — and frightening deepfakes.

      June 16, 2023

      We tried Apple Vision Pro: Intuitive as a touch screen but awkward to wear

      Apple’s first major new product in nearly a decade beats other VR and AR gear but still needs to find its purpose.

      June 6, 2023

      WWDC highlights: Apple reveals new MacBook, Vision Pro and more

      The company is gambling on the future of computing at its annual software showcase.

      June 5, 2023