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.


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

Telephone tax hike part of FCC chairman's plan for Internet fund

Wheeler's proposal would raise a tax on telephone lines by up to $0.16 a month

Net neutrality proposal could lead to broadband taxes, opponents say

Obama's endorsement of utility-style regulation for broadband gets a cool reception at conservative gathering

US concerns about online privacy present opportunity, experts say

Internet companies will move toward offering more privacy-enhancing tools, some privacy advocates say

US weather agency confirms cyberattack

NOAA shut down some services for unscheduled maintenance after four websites were compromised

Internet sales tax bill dead in Congress

Speaker of the House John Boehner says he has significant concerns about the legislation

Obama gives FCC political cover to regulate broadband

The president's call for reclassification of broadband under telephone-style regulations helps nudge the FCC in that direction

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