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.


FBI director calls for greater police access to communications

Apple and Google should also rethink their plans to enable smartphone encryption by default, he says

CTIA: Mobile carriers still need lighter net neutrality rules

The FCC shouldn't hold mobile broadband providers to the same regulations as wired providers, the CTIA chief says

Founder of digital currency Liberty Reserve extradited to the US

Budovsky is accused of operating a digital currency service that catered to criminals laundering money

Holograms and 3D porn: Expert predictions for gigabit Internet

Experts see big changes to health-care, gaming and other industries from a gigabit-speed Internet

PC shipments down just slightly in the third quarter, IDC says

Worldwide shipments fell 1.7 percent from a year ago, beating IDC projections

McAfee, think tank push online voting, but recognize security risks

A new paper calls for a push to solve security problems related to Internet voting

AT&T to pay $105 million to settle mobile-phone cramming charges

The FTC, FCC and state attorneys general accuse the company of making millions of dollars from unwanted third-party charges

NSA internal watchdog defends agency's privacy practices

The agency's collection of U.S. communications has privacy controls in place, a report says

The future of artificial intelligence: Will computers take your job?

Artificial intelligence experts predict that computers in coming years will increasingly replace knowledge workers

Marriott must pay $600,000 for blocking personal Wi-Fi hotspots

The hotel chain blocked outside hotspots while charging customers up to $1,000 per device to access its own Wi-Fi service

Groups accuse FCC of helping net neutrality advocates file comments

The agency says it communicated with groups submitting large numbers of comments in an effort to keep its system from crashing

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