Grant GrossReporter, IDG News Service

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

PCWorld News

FCC will seek input on latest net neutrality proposal

An upcoming proposal allowing pay-for-priority service is not finalized, an official says

net neutrality

Report: US FCC to allow payments for speedier 'Net traffic

The agency's proposal would allow paid preferential treatment for some traffic based on commercially reasonable terms.

spying privacy surveillance

Brazil's global Internet conference includes call to end spying

Participants target an end to Internet surveillance, but have other goals including net neutrality.

PCWorld News

FCC adds $9 billion to broadband subsidy fund

The 70 percent increase in the Connect America Fund would help bring broadband to 5 million U.S. residents, the agency says

U.S. to vote on $1.8 billion proposal to bring broadband to rural areas

New funds target broadband deployment to 5 million US residents, the FCC says

legal gavel

Aereo argues that ruling against it could hurt cloud storage business

The steaming video service told the Supreme Court that it doesn't violate US copyright law by giving subscribers access to over-the-air TV.

Aereo

Aereo court case: Consumer control over TV vs. broadcaster copyrights

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in the copyright infringement case against the streaming TV service

PCWorld News

FCC vote on incentive auction plan could further open broadband competition

The agency's plan includes selling 'generic' 5MHz spectrum blocks

Music labels sue Pandora over pre-1972 recordings

The streaming music service is violating New York law by not paying artists, the lawsuit alleges.

Lightning

Some customers aren't sold on U.S. transition to IP networks

Customers raise concerns about electrical outages and mobile phone radiation in comments to the FCC

Net neutrality ruling complicates U.S. transition to IP networks

The court's ruling raises questions about the FCC's authority to require VoIP providers to compete calls and carry all traffic.

legal gavel

Apple antitrust compliance efforts slow, but picking up, monitor says

The company has made efforts to launch an antitrust compliance program after fighting against outside oversight, the monitor says

PCWorld News

Data breaches nail more US Internet users, regulation support rises

Nearly 80 percent of US Internet users want data-sharing restrictions through government regulation, one survey says

Malware virus

U.S. charges nine with distributing Zeus malware

Two defendants face arraignment in federal court Friday, charged with distributing the malware that helped siphon millions of dollars from U.S. accounts.

US agencies: Sharing cyberthreat info isn't an antitrust violation

A policy statement from the DOJ and FTC is aimed at giving companies assurance about sharing with each other.