Grant GrossWashington Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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ISP argues net neutrality rules violate its right to block content

Broadband provider Alamo tells court it has a free-speech right to exercise editorial discretion over the Web.

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Ad group urges FTC to reject right to be forgotten in US

Enforcing the European regulation in the US could open the door to other rules.

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Opponents focus on defeating CISA cyberthreat info sharing bill

CISA may be delayed after millions of faxes opposed to the bill are delivered to senators

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Trade groups tell Congress to keep its hands off IoT

They say self regulation on security and privacy is a better alternative than goverment intervention

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Obama won't pardon Snowden, despite petition

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

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Groups urge Obama to oppose cyberthreat sharing bills

They say the Senate's CISA cyberthreat information sharing bill would allow businesses to share too much information

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.