Julian Sanchez

Founding Editor

Julian Sanchez (@normative) is a senior fellow at Cato and focuses primarily on issues at the busy intersection of technology, privacy, civil liberties, and new media — but also writes more broadly about political philosophy and social psychology. Before joining Cato, Sanchez served as the Washington Editor for the technology news site Ars Technica, where he covered surveillance, intellectual property, and telecom policy. Prior to that, he was an assistant editor for Reason magazine, where he remains a contributing editor. Sanchez’s writing has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The American Prospect, Reason, The Guardian, Techdirt, The American Spectator, and Hispanic, among others, and he blogs regularly for The Economist’s Democracy in America. Sanchez studied philosophy and political science at New York University.

Areas of Expertise: Technology, Privacy, Civil Liberties, Surveillance

Selected Media Appearances
Television
New NSA Allegations – Al Jazeera America
Edward Snowden and NSA surveillance – MSNBC (All In with Chris Hayes)
Julian Sanchez discusses FISA – CNN (The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer)

Radio
NSA spying on TORWWL (The Think Tank)
Your Digital Trail: Data Fuels Political And Legal Agendas – NPR (All Things Considered)
Julian Sanchez discusses Edward Snowden  – CNN Radio

Online
White House considers appointing civilian NSA chief amid calls for reform – The Guardian
Feinstein gives the NSA what it wants – MSNBC
Where’s the oversight on NSA spying? – Politico

Articles by this author:

Encryption Originalism

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Jul 16th, 2021

Reforming the FISA Process: Tweak or Overhaul?

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Jun 30th, 2021

Top Experts Analyze Inspector General Report Finding Problems in FBI Surveillance

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Apr 27th, 2020

A Chance to Fix FISA

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Mar 27th, 2020

Fixing FISA after the Carter Page Report

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Jan 15th, 2020

The Crossfire Hurricane Report’s Inconvenient Findings

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Dec 11th, 2019

Revisiting Carter Page

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Apr 3rd, 2019

A Note on FISA “Verification”

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Dec 14th, 2018

Kompromising Congress?

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Apr 27th, 2018

A Damning Exoneration: DOJ’s Inspector General on the Apple v. FBI Crypto Fight

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Apr 2nd, 2018

Brand Loyalty

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Feb 12th, 2018

On “Releasing The Memo”

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Jan 29th, 2018

Deep State Dissonance

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Jan 11th, 2018

A Few Thoughts on the Manafort Raid

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Aug 10th, 2017

Ron Wyden Lights the Batsignal

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Jun 26th, 2017

Parsing the White House Response to Comey’s Testimony

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Jun 9th, 2017

A Misplaced Focus on “Collusion”

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May 12th, 2017

Some Obvious Thoughts About the Comey Firing

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May 10th, 2017

All About “About” Collection

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Apr 28th, 2017

One from the Vault 7: Wikileaks and the CIA’s Hacking Arsenal

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Mar 8th, 2017

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