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Alex Brown is a Technology reporter for National Journal. Previously, Alex was an Atlantic Media Fellow at National Journal Hotline, where he covered Midwest politics. A Michigan native, Brown studied journalism at Union University and won regional awards for his writing. He moved to D.C. and joined the National Journal team in June 2012.

Latest From Alex Brown

Newt Gingrich’s Space Nightmare Almost Came True in 2012

A solar flare nearly hit Earth—and fried our electronics.

Senate NSA Bill Expected Next Week

The FCC will hold a Consumer Advisory Committee meeting at 9 a.m.

Found in Space: Congressional Collegiality

Congress is ignoring crises at home and abroad, but at least it has a close eye on the thermosphere.

Jay Rockefeller Wants to Revolutionize the Way You Watch TV

'Let Me Google That for You'—Now a Congressional Bill

Some think the government is wasting money on an agency that search engines have made obsolete. One bill would eliminate it altogether.

What Happens When Your Car Gets Hacked?

Connected cars could give cybercriminals a whole new range of targets.

Leahy Nears Deal on NSA Reform

A deal between the Senate and the Obama administration on NSA reform legislation may be in sight.

Show More from Alex Brown

Newt Gingrich’s Space Nightmare Almost Came True in 2012

A solar flare nearly hit Earth—and fried our electronics.

Senate NSA Bill Expected Next Week

The FCC will hold a Consumer Advisory Committee meeting at 9 a.m.

Found in Space: Congressional Collegiality

Congress is ignoring crises at home and abroad, but at least it has a close eye on the thermosphere.

Jay Rockefeller Wants to Revolutionize the Way You Watch TV

'Let Me Google That for You'—Now a Congressional Bill

Some think the government is wasting money on an agency that search engines have made obsolete. One bill would eliminate it altogether.

What Happens When Your Car Gets Hacked?

Connected cars could give cybercriminals a whole new range of targets.

Leahy Nears Deal on NSA Reform

A deal between the Senate and the Obama administration on NSA reform legislation may be in sight.

Show More from Alex Brown