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.


FCC tells TracFone it must allow phone unlocking

The provider of prepaid mobile service reached a settlement with the agency

Surveillance court extends NSA's phone records collection

The program was extended for five months as it winds down

Robot apocalypse unlikely, but researchers need to understand AI risks

Experts say it's time to talk about some possible negative impacts of AI and how to avoid them

Fiber broadband can drive up your home's value

A new study says the impact can be more than 3 percent

Former Qualcomm exec sentenced for insider trading

Wang orchestrated a multi-year insider trading scheme while a top official at the company, the DOJ says

FCC's Wheeler defends net neutrality rules, discounts investment fears

Several broadband providers have announced expansions since the FCC passed the regulations, Wheeler says

OPM's efforts to fix IT security are criticized by auditor

Senators rip into agency director for data losses from major breach

House votes to slow ICANN transition away from US oversight

The DOTCOM Act would add new requirements to the move away from the NTIA

Privacy group complains about Uber data collection

EPIC asks the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate Uber's new privacy policy

Lawmakers worry US OPM breaches endanger national security

A breach of the agency's security clearance database could lead to serious problems

Privacy groups to quit US talks on facial recognition standards

The groups believe that the talks aren't likely to lead to adequate protections for consumers

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