Cat Zakrzewski

Washington, D.C.

Technology policy reporter

Education: Northwestern University, BS in Journalism

Cat Zakrzewski is a technology policy reporter, tracking Washington's efforts to regulate Silicon Valley companies. She tracks antitrust, privacy and social media policy, as well as efforts to bring more Americans online. She previously served as the first anchor of The Technology 202 newsletter, The Post's daily guide to the collision course between the tech industry and regulators. In that role, she covered the central role tech issues played in the pandemic, elections and the national reckoning on race. She joined The Post in 2018, after working as a reporter for Wall Street Journal Pro V
Latest from Cat Zakrzewski

Apple prevails in antitrust battle over the future of the App Store

The appeals affirmed that the Fortnite maker failed to prove that Apple’s policies constituted anticompetitive conduct afoul of federal antitrust laws.

April 24, 2023

Biden administration is trying to figure out how to audit AI

As an AI arms race heats up in Silicon Valley, the Commerce Department is considering how to develop an auditing process to ensure the tech is trustworthy.

April 11, 2023

Washington vows to tackle AI, as tech titans and critics descend

After years of grappling with the threat of social media, lawmakers are anxiously eying a recent boom in artificial intelligence.

April 8, 2023

Italy temporarily bans ChatGPT over privacy concerns

The Italian data protection agency cited concerns about privacy and the absence of age checks with the artificial-intelligence chatbot.

March 31, 2023

Google seeks dismissal of Justice Dept. lawsuit alleging an ad monopoly

The filing marks Google's first salvo against the DOJ lawsuit, which seeks to break up its advertising business.

March 27, 2023

Utah governor signs bill to curb children’s social media use

Utah Governor Spencer Cox signed a bill into law Thursday that would impose sweeping restrictions that aim to curtal kid and teen use of social media apps such as Instagram and TikTok.

March 24, 2023

TikTok faces uncertain future after 5-hour congressional thrashing

Biden administration officials acknowledge they do not have the legal authority to ban the popular video-sharing app TikTok without congressional action.

March 23, 2023

House panel grilled TikTok CEO for 5 hours about app’s ties to China

TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew attempted to address lawmakers’ worries that the extraordinarily popular video app represents a dangerous national security threat.

March 23, 2023

TikTok is D.C.’s new boogeyman. Can Silicon Valley’s tactics save it?

TikTok is leaning on the aggressive playbook of its American peers in an attempt to ingratiate itself with Capitol Hill, amid bipartisan support to ban the app.

March 22, 2023

    How TikTok became Congress's ultimate target

    The Washington Post tech reporters break down the many challenges facing TikTok as Washington raises concerns about the potential risks of Chinese-owned tech.

    March 22, 2023