Geoffrey A. Fowler (@geoffreyfowler )

Geoffrey A. Fowler

Bio Technology Columnist @WashingtonPost. Previously @WSJ. Geoffrey.Fowler@WashPost.com. DM for Signal.
Location San Francisco
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Account created 07-03-2009 00:57:36
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iPhone : Tech products and services cannot be divorced from the people and companies behind them.

This is the consumer technology piece that needed to be written, and read. By mystery brunette wired.com/story/andy-rub…

iPhone : In the space of a week, Apple has made three big concessions in Hong Kong that make hte Chinese government happy but human rights advocates pretty upset washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pac…

Twitter for iPad : This is baloney: Amazon insists it spies on us by default only to “improve the experience on behalf of the customer.”
bit.ly/2M1TgRA

AI researchers tell me it’s possible to build out capabilities with less data. But why try when it’s so easy for Amazon to just grab.

iPhone : The place that helped make the Internet the center of our lives may have to live offline, at least temporarily. Only Verizon expressed unwavering confidence about its service in the face of the blackouts. By Marie C. Baca: washingtonpost.com/technology/201…

iPhone : Like all of our teardowns, our Galaxy Buds video is not a repair guide. But it’s a matter of an hour or two for us or a community member to create a Galaxy Buds battery service guide. daringfireball.net/linked/2019/10… Since John Gruber is such a huge Samsung fan, maybe he should do it.

Twitter for iPad : Before Github's CEO announced a $500k donation to nonprofits helping immigrants, employees were planning a petition to demand that Github cancel its contract w/ICE, which they've been fighting for months. Here's the letter employees sent to the CEO today

washingtonpost.com/context/letter…

iPhone : "Apple’s desire to shave a few millimeters off designs has resulted in MacBook keyboards that fail, iPads that catch fire at recycling centers and now millions of AirPods that will probably end up in the trash." washingtonpost.com/technology/201…

IFTTT : Why do AirPods die in as little as 2 years? Because you can’t replace the battery. To see why, I performed an autopsy The Washington Post on one with a special vibrating knife I borrowed from @ifixit. Link in bio to full video and column. #Apple #AirPod #Rep… ift.tt/2VrjqQK

TweetDeck : Breaking: Twitter says it misused phone numbers and and e-mail addresses, provided for security, to target advertising.axios.com/twitter-says-i…

TweetDeck : When Geoffrey A. Fowler's AirPods were dying, Apple told him he had to buy a replacement pair for $138 - and that doesn't even include a new case. Brand-new AirPods (with case!) were on sale for $139 at Costco last week. washingtonpost.com/technology/201…