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 to juggle multiple TV streaming services without missing a show

Find out if it's okay to share your streaming password, how to save money with bundles, and the trick to pausing subscriptions.

June 28, 2022

Seeking an abortion? Here’s how to avoid leaving a digital trail.

Simple privacy precautions anyone can take when researching or arranging an abortion in the United States.

June 26, 2022

With Roe overturned, period-tracking apps raise new worries

Period-tracking apps have been criticized for bad privacy practices. Here's how to track your cycle without sharing data with companies, employers, insurers or the government.

June 24, 2022

How to scrub yourself from the internet, the best that you can

You will never be able to fully delete all traces of yourself but you can minimize it.

June 24, 2022

Streamers worry the end is coming for lax password-sharing rules

Netflix's crackdown on passwords hits a nerve for longtime streamers, and muddles the future of fragmented TV.

June 22, 2022

How to screen remote-learning apps for privacy

Make sure the apps students are using to learn aren’t learning too much about them.

June 7, 2022

Apple unveils new MacBooks and iOS 16 features at developer conference

The Worldwide Developers Conference offers an annual peek at new Apple software.

June 6, 2022

Pandemic disrupted learning for U.S. teens, but not evenly, poll shows

A Pew Research Center study looks at how teens and their parents have handled virtual learning and going back to class.

June 2, 2022

Even after shootings, experts warn against cellphones in schools

In the wake of the mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas, should kids be allowed to bring smartphones into the classroom for safety?

June 1, 2022

How to stay up-to-date on terrible news without burning out

Your phone is a portal to constant terrible news. Here’s how to rein it in.

May 25, 2022