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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Tech industry likes Obama nominee for patent office

Tech groups praise the nomination of former Googler Michelle Lee to fill a post empty for a year and a half

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Mobile device and date use skyrockets, US gov't survey says

US residents are increasingly using mobile phones for downloading, email and other apps, the NTIA says

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.

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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

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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

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Holograms and 3D porn: Expert predictions for a gigabit Internet

Experts see big changes to health-care, gaming and other industries from a gigabit-speed Internet. What would you use it for?

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

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

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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

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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

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NSA internal watchdog defends agency's privacy practices

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

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The future of artificial intelligence: Computers will 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 Marriott hotel chain blocked outside hotspots while charging customers up to $1,000 per device to access its own Wi-Fi service.

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Groups accuse FCC of helping net neutrality advocates file comments

The FCC says it communicated with groups submitting large numbers of comments on net neutrality in an effort to keep its system from crashing.

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Group's numbers opposed to net neutrality smaller than suggested

American Commitment's 2.4 million letters to Congress came from about 800,000 people

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Report: LulzSec leader directed cyberattacks while working for FBI

Hector Xavier Monsegur directed attacks against targets in the UK, Australia, Brazil and other countries, The Daily Dot is reporting