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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White House approves sanctions against North Korea for Sony hack

The economic sanctions are the 'first aspect' of the U.S. government's response to the Sony hack.

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FCC to vote on net neutrality rules in February

It's not clear yet what form the proposal from the agency's chairman will take

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Google outs unpatched Windows 8.1 vulnerability, and debate rages on both sides

Google says Microsoft missed a 90-day deadline to fix it. Microsoft says it's a minor bug but a fix is in the works. Should Google have told?

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Experts: FCC will adopt net neutrality rules in early 2015

Yet, it's unclear whether the agency will reclassify broadband as a regulated utility

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Google wrangles with Mississippi attorney general after Sony leaks

Google accuses Mississippi official of working with the movie industry to attack it.

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US lawmaker asks Sony for details on data breach

Information from Sony can help Congress craft new cybersecurity laws, Cummings says

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Hotels ask FCC for permission to block guests' personal Wi-Fi hotspots

Marriott and its allies say this capability is necessary to protect the security of their own networks.

Uber driver in Boston area faces rape charges

The driver allegedly drove his passenger to a secluded location before assaulting her.

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Obama pushes for net neutrality, opposes data localization in trade pact

A leaked documents shows the Obama administration pushing tech issues in a secretive trade-in-services deal

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ICANN data compromised in spearphishing attack

Staff email credentials and some user data, including email and postal addresses, were taken.

U.S. agency sues Sprint for alleged unauthorized charges

Consumer protection bureau says Sprint's third-party billing system was a breeding ground for unauthorized text message charges.

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Internet tax moratorium extended again

The moratorium will continue for another year, but the Senate's action leads to debate over net neutrality taxes.

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Microsoft gets allies to help tell U.S. to back off on Irish search warrant

Allies file 10 briefs supporting the company in its fight against a search warrant for email on an Irish server.

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Schmidt: NSA revelations forced Google to lock down data

Google's chairman defended the company's efforts to secure data, but some question its own collection practices

FCC: Sorry ISPs, 4 Mbits/s ain't broadband

The agency will require wired broadband providers to deliver 10Mbps to get federal funding.