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

The nonstop podcast listeners are on to something

Some people leave podcasts or shows running while they eat, sleep and work. Nonstop listeners say the habit is helpful, but is it bad for our brains?

August 29, 2023

TikTok Shop is a dream for creators. It’s putting shoppers at risk.

Sellers say TikTok Shop is a dream come true. Customers say it's a mixed bag. Here's how it works — and how to spot scams and dangerous products.

August 16, 2023

Online book clubs are exploding. Let’s find the right one for you.

From Goodreads to TikTok, online communities of readers make joining a book club — on the internet or in person — easier than ever.

July 31, 2023

Clear vs. TSA PreCheck: What’s better for price and privacy?

Here's how ClearPlus and TSA PreCheck stack up for price, privacy and saving time at the airport.

July 27, 2023

The best air quality apps to check conditions near you

Low air quality amid wildfires makes it unsafe to go outside in some parts of the Eastern U.S. and Midwest, but weather apps can help you check your risk.

July 18, 2023

People are paying to break printers with sledgehammers in smash rooms

Americans hate printers so much we're paying money to destroy them in smash rooms. It's good for our emotions, but bad for human health and the environment.

July 10, 2023

Your printing service might read your documents. Here’s what to know.

Some printers and printing services are snooping on your documents. Here's a quick guide to printer privacy for people in a rush.

July 10, 2023

    Out of ink, out of patience: Watch people smash printers

    Printers are arguably one of the most hated technologies. Meet the people who are smashing them.

    July 6, 2023

    Loneliness is taking friend-making apps mainstream

    Post-pandemic loneliness is driving young adults to seek friends more intentionally.

    July 3, 2023

    Meeting friends online is normal. Here’s how to do it.

    Post-pandemic loneliness is driving young adults to turn to the internet to find real-life friends, rather than to rely on circumstance.

    July 3, 2023