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Grant Gross

IDG News Service

Grant Gross is a reporter for the IDG News Service.


Recent articles by Grant Gross

Net neutrality ruling complicates US transition to IP networks

April 16, 2014

The transition from copper-based telephone systems to IP networks in the U.S. could become swept up in political fallout as the FCC figures out how to regulate such networks in ways that will appease the courts.

Some customers aren't sold on US transition to IP networks

April 16, 2014

Many U.S. residents who have written the FCC to voice concerns about the move from copper-based telephone networks to Internet Protocol are concerned about the potential effects on health from mobile-headset radiation and what happens when the electricity goes out.

Apple antitrust compliance efforts slow, but picking up, monitor says

April 15, 2014

After dragging its feet for months, Apple is finally making good progress on a court-ordered antitrust compliance program related to the U.S. Department of Justice's e-book price-fixing case against the company, an external monitor said.

Data breaches nail more US Internet users, regulation support rises

April 14, 2014

More U.S. Internet users report they have been victims of data breach, while 80 percent want additional restrictions against sharing of online data, according to two surveys released Monday.

US charges nine with distributing Zeus malware

April 11, 2014

The U.S. Department of Justice has brought charges against nine alleged members of a criminal organization that distributed the Zeus Trojan used to steal millions of dollars from bank accounts nationwide.

NSA denies knowing about Heartbleed flaw for years

April 11, 2014

The U.S. National Security Agency, which has a cybersecurity mission in addition to surveillance, has disputed a report that it knew about the Heartbleed security vulnerability for at least two years before other researchers disclosed the flaw this month.

US NTIA's plan to end ICANN contract puts Internet freedom at risk, critics say

April 10, 2014

The freedom and openness of the Internet are at stake after the U.S. government announced plans to end its contractual oversight of ICANN, some critics said Thursday.

US agencies: Sharing cyberthreat info isn't an antitrust violation

April 10, 2014

U.S. businesses can share most cyberthreat information with competitors without facing antitrust enforcement action, two U.S. enforcement agencies said Thursday.

Senators: Comcast deal could mean higher broadband prices

April 09, 2014

The proposed US$45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable by Comcast would give the company huge market power to determine broadband prices and Internet content, a group of U.S. senators said Wednesday.

Lawmakers push US attorney general for NSA surveillance changes

April 08, 2014

Several U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday urged the nation's attorney general to curtail the National Security Agency's collection of overseas electronic communications, saying President Barack Obama's promise to revamp a surveillance program focused on U.S. telephone records didn't go far enough.