Writing about humans in the tech age for WIRED, The Atlantic, The New York Times. Investigative reporter of the "Broken Harts" podcast. Staff alum of Matter, SF Weekly. Bilingual in Spanish.
And that’s how Rafaela Vasquez—and only Rafaela Vasquez—was indicted for allegedly causing the first pedestrian death by a self-driving car.
The hair-raising seven-year ride of a ridesharing folk hero Jeffrey Fang through the gig economy.
A false report on Twitter exploded into a call to arms. Then a bus, carrying a family and two dogs, rolled into a remote Northwestern town. A dive into our summer of disinformation and American discontent.
How porch camera culture intersects chaotically with social media, class, and race - and escalated a feud between a package thief and tech-boom San Franciscans.
Karen Navarra was a quiet woman in her 60s who lived alone with cats. She was found beaten to death. The neighbors didn't see anything, but her Fitbit did.
For years, a mother shielded her family's problems from scrutiny via social media until she intentionally drove them off a California cliff.
The story on an Indian techie killed in a Kansas bar by a white man who screamed "Get out of my country!"
An overseas workers conversing with US seniors - via a puppy avatar.