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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ACLU: NSA phone dragnet should be killed not amended

The recent USA Freedom Act doesn't go far enough in reforming surveillance, an ACLU lawyer says


House committee approves bill to end NSA phone records program

Now the bill goes to the House floor for a vote

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Rand Paul's bill would overturn US net neutrality rules

Senator Rand Paul joins House Republicans in introducing a resolution of disapproval

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Lawmakers criticize FBI's request to mandate encryption back doors

It's impossible to ensure that only good guys will be able to access them, lawmakers say.

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Coalition gears up to oppose trade legislation pushing Trans-Pacific deal

Legislation introduced in the U.S. Congress this month would fast-track approval of the trade deal

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Bill to rein in NSA phone data collection reintroduced

The USA Freedom Act aims to end the agency's bulk collection of U.S. telephone records


Drone trade group embraces regulation for safey

An FAA move toward small-drone regulation is welcomed as encouraging responsible use, the head of a drone trade group says.

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Consumer groups dance on the grave of Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal

They say the deal's collapse is good for customers

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DOD wants to rebuild trust with the technology industry

The military needs private partners to combat the nation's cybersecurity problems, Carter says

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FTC complains retail tracking firm didn't notify customers

Nomi falsely told customers they could opt out of tracking, the agency says

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House passes second cyberthreat information-sharing bill

The new bill will be combined with another one that privacy groups have questioned

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US House approves cyberthreat sharing bill; privacy concerns remain

The legislation would allow some customer information to be passed to the NSA, opponents said


Senate leader introduces bill to extend controversial Patriot Act surveillance

The new legislation would extend the telephone records collection section of the law for five years

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Lack of broadband in some areas still limiting telemedicine

The FCC has moved slowly to embrace telemedicine in rural areas, one critic says

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Congress moves forward on cyberthreat sharing bill despite privacy concerns

The House may vote this week on a bill that would allow shared cybertheat information to be passed to the NSA and law enforcement agencies.