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Cat Zakrzewski

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Recent articles by Cat:

The Technology 202: Microsoft's Brad Smith says other tech companies need to get behind a facial recognition law, too

"The time has come for people to have an opinion," he says. → Read More

The Technology 202: More than 200 companies are calling for a national privacy law. Here's an inside look at their proposal.

The privacy debate moves far beyond Silicon Valley. → Read More

The Technology 202: The government's tech unit is trying to reduce wait times for asylum seekers

There are a lot of Central American migrants waiting at the border. → Read More

The Technology 202: Those cheap drones you use for extreme sports? The Pentagon wants them, too.

But Silicon Valley is wrestling over whether to offer tech for war. → Read More

The Technology 202: The newsletter launches on Tuesday

The technology industry and Washington policymakers are clashing in unprecedented ways. The Technology 202 is a new newsletter to help you track the news. President Trump says the federal government is scrutinizing Amazon, Facebook and Google for potential antitrust violations. Lawmakers have declared the “Wild West” era of social media over as they contemplate tough privacy laws and other ways… → Read More

The Cybersecurity 202: At least six states still might not have paper ballot backups in 2020

The old-fashioned way of counting is the accepted defense against cyber attacks. → Read More

The Cybersecurity 202: Dem senator on Facebook: 'This isn't a public relations problem'

Sen. Mark Warner calls the company's issues more fundamental. → Read More

The Cybersecurity 202: A Nielsen exit could leave void as DHS gains new cybersecurity authority

Observers praised the secretary's work on the midterms. → Read More

The Cybersecurity 202: Trump set to make a new DHS agency the top federal cyber cop

CISA is finally here. → Read More

The Cybersecurity 202: Amazon's HQ2 pick puts it in the Pentagon's backyard

The move to the heart of the defense industry could boost government contracts → Read More

The Cybersecurity 202: Amazon is now at the center of a debate over public safety versus privacy

Prosecutors are trying to force Amazon to turn over data on Echo device for a murder case. → Read More

Zuckerberg and Koch groups ally to clear eligible criminal records

“Clean Slate” was first enacted in Pennsylvania, but the effort is also aimed at other states and Congress → Read More

The Cybersecurity 202: The U.S. was notably absent from a global cybersecurity pact. But American companies signed on.

They are becoming a global political force of their own. → Read More

The Cybersecurity 202: Two ex-CIA officers are coming to Congress. Here's how they want to improve security policy

Spanberger and Slotkin say their experience helps them understand the threats. → Read More

The Cybersecurity 202: Rep. Ro Khanna defends Google's controversial decision to end Project Maven

But the AI flap highlights the government's challenges with relying on private sector technology. → Read More

The Cybersecurity 202: Democrats promise their control of House means cybersecurity policy changes

Election and supply chain security are top priorities. → Read More

The Cybersecurity 202: Foreign adversaries will 'continue to push misinformation' after Election Day, official says

The government is tracking it. → Read More

The Cybersecurity 202: Today's the big test for election security. Here are five things we're watching.

From potential hacks to disinformation and aging voting machines. → Read More

The Cybersecurity 202: Brian Kemp's hacking allegations highlight the challenges of preserving voter confidence

It's not just about security. It's the perception of security. → Read More

The Cybersecurity 202: Trump takes harder line on digital security just before the midterms

His attorney general announced a program to curb Chinese economic espionage. → Read More