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Brendan Sasso is a technology correspondent for National Journal. He previously covered technology policy issues for The Hill and was a researcher and contributing writer for the 2012 edition of the Almanac of American Politics. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and graduated from Claremont McKenna College.

Latest From Brendan Sasso

FCC Prepares to Become the Internet's Privacy Cop

Internet providers will soon face new rules on how they can handle customer information.

FBI Chief: 'Depressing' That Tech Giants Are Fighting for Encryption

Google, Apple, Facebook, and others are urging President Obama to back strong encryption, but James Comey worries it will hamper law-enforcement access to critical data.

Mitch McConnell’s Two-Part Patriot Act Gamble

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he will allow a vote on the House-passed NSA reform bill later this week, but there are no guarantees it will pass.

Rand Paul: 'We Could Do Something Extraordinary' If Patriot Act Expires

The presidential hopeful is not flinching as the likelihood that the post-9/11 law's surveillance authorities could lapse at the end of the month increases.

NSA Spying Heads to Critical Senate Showdown

Mitch McConnell will force a vote on a clean reauthorization of the Patriot Act next week as a deadline looms.

House Votes to Rein in NSA as Patriot Act Deadline Looms

Democrats and Republicans united to end mass spying in response to Edward Snowden disclosures, but the bill's fate in the Senate remains unclear.

Telecom, Cable Industries File Emergency Motion to Kill Net Neutrality Decision

They want a federal court to block the rules before they go into effect June 12.

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