Grant Gross

Reporter

Grant Gross covers technology and telecom policy in the U.S. government for The IDG News Service.


Senate passes bill allowing mobile phone owners to unlock devices

The House will still have to pass the Senate bill before it becomes law

Apple agrees to pay up to $400 million in e-books price-fixing case

The amount Apple pays out depends on the outcome of its appeal of a 2013 antitrust ruling

US House approves permanent ban on Internet access taxes

The legilsation would permanently extend a ban that's been in place since 1998

FCC swamped with last-minute comments on net neutrality

The agency has received 677,000 comments on its proposed net neutrality rules

FCC approves plan to spend $1B a year on school Wi-Fi

Republican commissioners continue to question where the money will come from

Amazon allowed kids to spend millions on in-app purchases, FTC says

The agency's lawsuit against Amazon mirrors its earlier action against Apple for a similar problem

Senate committee approves mobile phone unlocking bill

The legislation would overturn a Library of Congress decision to remove legal protections for unlocking

Groups call for details on NSA surveillance of Muslim Americans

Civil rights and privacy groups question the alleged email surveillance after a news report

Report: Snowden applies for extended asylum in Russia

Report: Snowden applies for extended asylum in Russia

The Russian approval for the NSA leaker to stay in the country expires at the end of July

Commissioners rip FCC's spendy school Wi-Fi plan

Republican members of the FCC question where $5 billion for schools and libraries will come from

US open to discussion about German accused of being a double agent

A German intelligence employee is accused of passing information to a US contact

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