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.


Obama won't pardon Snowden, despite petition

The NSA leaker should return to the US and face charges, an Obama advisor says

There's more to municipal broadband than public funding, says report

City funding of entire networks is just one option for local officials looking to improve broadband networks, a report says

Google slams proposed export controls on security tools

A U.S. agency has proposed that companies exporting hacking tools from the U.S. get licenses

T-Mobile to pay $17.5 million fine for 911 outages

A settlement with the FCC requires the company to improve the reliability of its emergeny dialing service

EBay to sell its enterprise unit four years after buying it

A group of privacy equity firms will pay cash to buy the former GSI Commerce

Darkode computer hacking forum shuts after investigation spanning 20 countries

The Web forum was 'one of the gravest threats' to computer security, a U.S. official says

Vietnamese man gets 13 years for massive ID theft scheme

Ngo was connected to a 200-million record data breach at a credit monitoring firm

ACLU asks court to immediately kill NSA phone snooping

A court that already found the program illegal should shut it down, instead of allowing it to be phased out, the ACLU says

US to begin talks on drone privacy standards

But it's unclear if privacy and consumer groups will come to the table after leaving earlier privacy discussions

FCC looks to protect customers during voice switch to IP

Carriers would be required to give customers warning before retiring their copper-based networks, under an agency proposal

Internet voting not ready yet, but can be made more secure

As a push for online voting heats up, elections officials should look toward end-to-end transparency, a report says

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