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.


Pew poll: Limited knowledge on privacy policies, more on net neutrality

About six in 10 US Internet users were able to correctly define net neutrality in a survey

NSA privacy director defends agency's surveillance

The agency's first privacy director answers public questions on Tumblr

Reports: EU taking first step towards breaking up Google

A proposed motion in the European Parliament could put pressure on EU authorities

US man sentenced for hacking POS systems at Subway

Former Subway franchise owner sold POS systems to the restaurant chain, then hacked them, the DOJ says

FCC chairman gives no timeline for net neutrality decision

The agency needs to make sure any rules it passes will stand up to a lawsuit, Wheeler says

AT&T to pay $23.8 million to settle California dumping complaint

The company also agreed to implement environmental compliance measures over the next five years

NSA director: No changes in telephone record collection coming

With the failure of an NSA reform bill in Congress, the agency will continue to operate its US phone records program, Rogers says

Court shuts down tech support 'scams' targeted by FTC

Companies' free trial software identified nonexistant computer errors and charged customers to fix them, the agency says

US Senate fails to move forward on NSA reform bill

The vote on the USA Freedom Act could mean NSA reform is dead until next year

TRUSTe deceived consumers about recertification program, FTC says

The agency and privacy certification provider reach a settlement on its recertification promises

Senator demands answers about DOJ mobile phone surveillance planes

A program that reportedly tracks mobile phones from airplanes raises privacy concerns, Markey says

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