Grant Gross

Washington Correspondent

Grant Gross covers technology and telecom policy in the U.S. government for the IDG News Service, and is based in Washington, D.C.


ICANN data compromised in spearphishing attack

Staff email credentials and some user data, including email and postal addresses, were taken

US agency sues Sprint for alleged unauthorized charges

Consumer protection bureau says Sprint's third-party billing system was a breeding ground for unauthorized text message charges

Internet tax moratorium extended in US gov't spending package

The moratorium will continue for another year, but the Senate's action leads to debate over net neutrality taxes

Microsoft gets allies to help tell US to back off on Irish search warrant

Allies file 10 briefs supporting the company in its fight against a search warrant for email on an Irish server

Schmidt: NSA revelations forced Google to lock down data

Google's chairman defended the company's efforts to secure data, but some question its own collection practices

Net neutrality supporters disrupt FCC meeting

About a dozens protestors call on the agency to reclassify broadband as a regulated utility

FCC requires higher speeds for broadband subsidies

The agency will require wired broadband providers to deliver 10Mbps to get federal funding

FTC will target patent trolls, commissioner says

The agency, even while studying patent assertion entities, can take action against unfair practices, Brill says

DOJ: Companies need to trust gov't on cybersecurity

U.S. companies should recognize that criminal investigations are different from surveillance, a DOJ official says

Academics urge FCC to enforce net neutrality on case-by-case basis

A group of 32 professors asks the FTC to weigh in and encourage the FCC to step away from utility regulation

Google to begin contacting customers about in-app refunds

The FTC approves a final settlement in its complaint over children's unauthorized in-app purchases

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