High-tech giants like Google, Facebook and Twitter sent their chief executives to testify before Congress in 2018. But legislators may not take much action on high-tech issues this year.
High-tech giants like Google, Facebook and Twitter sent their chief executives to testify before Congress in 2018. But legislators may not take much action on high-tech issues this year. Jeff Chiu AP
High-tech giants like Google, Facebook and Twitter sent their chief executives to testify before Congress in 2018. But legislators may not take much action on high-tech issues this year. Jeff Chiu AP

McClatchy reporter Tim Johnson has been covering national security and technology issues since 2016. He was part of a team that shared a 2017 Pulitzer Prize for its investigation of The Panama Papers. Earlier in his career, he spent two decades as a foreign correspondent in Asia and Latin America.