Heather Kelly

San Francisco

Technology reporter

Education: New York University, BA in journalism

Heather Kelly is a reporter covering the ways technology affects everyday life, from family to finances. Based in San Francisco, she joined The Washington Post in 2019 after seven years at CNN, where she worked as a writer and editor.
Latest from Heather Kelly

How Facebook users can apply for a share of $725 million settlement

Millions of Facebook users can get money back as part of a class action settlement over alleged Cambridge Analytica privacy violations.

April 24, 2023

San Francisco is a postcard from a driverless car future. Here’s what it’s like.

In San Francisco, hundreds of self-driving cars are filling the streets, confusing and angering some residents while impressing bicyclists and tourists.

April 24, 2023

5 ways to love tech without killing the planet

How to buy and use technology responsibly when you care about the Earth.

April 20, 2023

Netflix will finally stop mailing DVDs. These people will miss them.

After 25-years, Netflix is ending its DVD subscription service. Many people still relied it on for hard to find titles and movies that didn't require an internet connection.

April 18, 2023

Life after Twitter? Here are alternatives for anyone looking to leave

The best alternatives to Twitter for people who don't want to stay on the Elon Musk-owned site.

April 5, 2023

How to choose the best weather app

How to choose the best weather app for daily forecasts and extreme conditions.

April 4, 2023

Utah governor signs bill to curb children’s social media use

Utah Governor Spencer Cox signed a bill into law Thursday that would impose sweeping restrictions that aim to curtal kid and teen use of social media apps such as Instagram and TikTok.

March 24, 2023

Secure your Twitter account for free, now

Twitter is disabling text two-factor authentication in one month unless users pay a monthly fee. However, there are safer, no-cost alternatives.

March 23, 2023

The biggest decider of who backs a TikTok ban? If they use TikTok.

As D.C. pushes for action against TikTok, a Washington Post poll found more Americans support a ban of the app and have concerns over the company's links to China.

March 22, 2023

What priests on Grindr can tell us about data privacy

A conservative Catholic group spent millions of dollars on app data that identified gay priests. A Washington Post investigation dives into how this secretive group got data from Grindr and other apps, and what this story can tell us about data privacy in the U.S.

March 21, 2023