Grant GrossReporter, IDG News Service

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

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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

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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

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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.

End of ICANN contract puts Internet freedom at risk, critics say

The freedom and openness of the Internet are at stake after the U.S. government announced plans to end its contractual oversight of ICANN, some critics said Thursday.

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Senators: Comcast deal could mean higher broadband prices

Comcast's proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable could also lead to discrimination against Web content competitors, critics say

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Comcast defends proposed Time Warner Cable deal

The acquisition would bring faster broadband speeds and its low-income program to Time Warner customers, Comcast says.

Lawmakers push US attorney general for NSA surveillance changes

Modifications proposed by the Obama administration to the U.S. phone records collection program aren't enough, some say.

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Social network acted like a jerk, faces FTC complaint

A social network labeled people as jerks and charged them to contact customer service and change their profiles, the agency says

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U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear NSA surveillance case

Activist and former US prosecutor Larry Klayman had appealed directly to the Supreme Court, to no avail.

PCWorld News

FTC Commissioner Wright's calendar heavy on lobbyists, light on consumer groups

The FTC's Joshua Wright has met primarily with representatives of businesses and trade groups during his first 15 months in office

PCWorld News

State AGs investigating Experian subsidiary's data breach

The breach involved 200 million personal records

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US development agency defends its Cuban 'Twitter' operation

USAID secretly helped set up a mobile phone messaging program, similar to Twitter, to spread democracy in the country.

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Supreme Court could limit software patents in Alice case

Justices appear to look for a way to provide some guidance on what computerized business methods are patentable

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US plan to end ICANN oversight could lead to 'Net censorship, lawmakers say

Ending the NTIA's formal oversight of ICANN could open the door for other countries, critics say