Tatum Hunter

San Francisco

Consumer technology reporter based in San Francisco

Education: Xavier University, BA in economics

Tatum Hunter writes about personal technology and its impact for The Washington Post. She comes from Built In, where she was an associate editor covering software and the tech workforce. She reported on such topics as ethics in open-source developer communities, shifting attitudes toward some popular software-development methods and tricky tech concepts employees encounter at work.
Latest from Tatum Hunter

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

On TikTok, women get real about the pitfalls of motherhood

On TikTok, users are discussing the mental health risks of motherhood more candidly than ever, as the specter of loneliness hangs over parents and child-free people alike.

May 31, 2023

Fertility app Premom settles with FTC over risky data sharing

The settlement with Premom comes in a string of federal actions involving digital health companies, including GoodRX and BetterHelp, which could mark shifting tides for an industry that until now has seen little oversight.

May 17, 2023

Technology’s role in the ‘loneliness epidemic’

The Washington Post asked people of all ages to share their experiences with loneliness and the role technology has played. Are tech companies helping the lonely or taking advantage of them? Join us as we tell their stories.

May 15, 2023

The ultimate guide to managing your passwords

Celebrate World Password Day by making sure your online accounts are as safe as can be, starting with good password hygiene and two-factor authentication.

May 4, 2023

We asked to see people’s phone screens. How they organize will inspire you.

How to organize and customize your home screen on iPhone or Android phones

May 3, 2023

Why you shouldn’t tell ChatGPT your secrets

AI search chatbots such as ChatGPT, Bing and Bard repeat the privacy mistakes of their predecessors — and create some new ones.

April 27, 2023

WhatsApp just added this long-requested feature

The long-requested feature will make life easier for business owners and people with corporate cellphones.

April 25, 2023

    Tell us your loneliness story

    Feeling loneliness is not new, but it is normal and we want to talk about it. What's your experience with loneliness? Does tech make it better or worse?

    April 12, 2023

    Quiz: Do your social media habits need a reset?

    Here are eight questions to help you assess whether your social media habits are building you up or tearing you down.

    April 11, 2023