Grant Gross

Senior Editor

Grant Gross covers technology and telecom policy in the U.S. government for the IDG News Service, and is based in Washington, D.C.


Maker of web monitoring software can be sued, says court

Maker of web monitoring software can be sued, says court

The maker of so-called spyware program WebWatcher can be sued for violating state and federal wiretap laws, a U.S. appeals court has ruled.

5 things to know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership

5 things to know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The U.S. presidential campaign has shined a spotlight on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed trade deal that’s simmered on the back burner for years.

Tech industry desperate for US action on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Tech industry desperate for US action on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a controversial trade deal supported by many U.S. tech companies, is on death row, with both major party presidential candidates opposed.

City-funded broadband just lost a big fight in court

City-funded broadband just lost a big fight in court

Some city-funded broadband networks may be in trouble after a U.S. appeals court struck down Federal Communications Commission rules that prohibited states from restricting those projects.

AT&T fined after suspected drug traffickers slip charges into phone bills

AT&T fined after suspected drug traffickers slip charges into phone bills

AT&T will pay a US$7.75 million fine for allowing suspected illegal drug operations to add millions of dollars of bogus directory assistance charges to its customers' land-line telephone bills, the U.S. Federal Communications...

Verizon aims to pump up its IoT presence with fleet management deal

Verizon aims to pump up its IoT presence with fleet management deal

Verizon Communications plans to buy cloud-computing-focused fleet management firm Fleetmatics Group, in a deal that will pump the telecom carrier's internet of things portfolio.

ISP groups appeal net neutrality court defeat

ISP groups appeal net neutrality court defeat

Trade groups representing many U.S. ISPs have filed an appeal challenging a court ruling that upheld the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules.

Oracle to buy cloud software provider NetSuite for $9.3 billion

Oracle to buy cloud software provider NetSuite for $9.3 billion

Oracle has entered into an agreement to buy NetSuite, which provides cloud-based accounting, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, and other business software packages, for US$9.3 billion.

Donald Trump encouraged Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's email

Donald Trump encouraged Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's email

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has called on Russia to hack his rival Hillary Clinton’s emails.

Verizon's Yahoo deal creates tracking powerhouse, privacy groups warn

Verizon's Yahoo deal creates tracking powerhouse, privacy groups warn

Verizon's planned US$4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo will create an international consumer tracking powerhouse that raises serious privacy concerns, some privacy advocates said.

9 big moments in Yahoo's troubled history

9 big moments in Yahoo's troubled history

Here are nine big events in the up-and-down history of Yahoo.

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