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

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

What the Amazon Alexa settlement means for parents and kids

Here is what parents need to know about protecting their children’s privacy when it comes to using voice assistants.

June 2, 2023

Netflix restricts password sharing, leaving some angry and confused

The streaming company wants to charge $7.99 a month for extra users, but many are upset about another monthly charge.

May 27, 2023

Netflix’s password crackdown has started in the U.S.

Starting now, anyone borrowing a Netflix login in the U.S. will have to get their own account or pay $7.99 a month.

May 23, 2023

A guide to teens, smartphones and social media settings

Children are getting smartphones younger than ever. We'll go over what age is appropriate, how to use parental controls, and everything else you need to know.

May 23, 2023

How to avoid falling for misinformation, fake AI images on social media

Breaking news moves fast online, and it can be difficult to tell what's real and what's purposefully misleading or fake. Here's how to sort through it all.

May 22, 2023

Want to try journaling? Start by opening your phone or hiding it.

Get into digital journaling with these tips, apps and a little bit of AI.

May 22, 2023

Google will soon delete dormant accounts. Here’s how to save yours.

Google said this week it would delete accounts that hadn't been used in two years. Back up everything and make a plan for archiving going forward.

May 19, 2023

Don’t get hacked on Facebook. Do these 6 things now.

If you think you're safe from hackers and scammers on Facebook, you're wrong. Here's how to protect yourself.

May 18, 2023

Uber will let teenagers ride alone, with parental tracking

Until now, only people 18 and older were supposed to ride alone in an Uber. Now the company is adding an option for minors older than 13.

May 17, 2023