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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House panel investigating FTC data breach enforcement

Lawyers say the House Oversight Committee is investigating a P-to-P security vendor tied to the agency.

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Bill would prohibit FCC from reclassifying broadband as utility

GOP Representative Bob Latta's legislation would limit the FCC's authority in its current net neutrality proceeding.

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DOJ files gov't contracting lawsuit against CA

CA 'knowingly overcharged' the US government for software licenses and maintenance, the DOJ says

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Report: Deutsche Telekom agrees to sell T-Mobile USA to SoftBank

Details of an agreement to merge T-Mobile with SoftBank's Sprint aren't yet available.

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Net neutrality: Reclassifying broadband would be a long road

Expect court challenges and a possible blacklash in Congress, if the agency regulates broadband as a utility.

LulzSec leader sentenced to time served

A judge praises the computer hacker for his cooperation in preventing other attacks

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FTC: Congress should rein in data brokers

The data-broker industry should give consumers more control and provide more transparency, an FTC report says.

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House approves weakened bill to limit NSA bulk collection

Critics of the bill say they plan to push for changes as it moves to the Senate

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Senator scraps legislation targeting patent trolls

There's wide disagreement on how to deal with abusive patent lawsuits, Leahy says

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US lawmakers praise hacking charges against Chinese military

The DOJ's charges should let China know that the US is tired of industrial espionage, lawmakes say

Lawmakers to FCC: stop mulling net neutrality reclassification

Some Republican House members question the need for the FCC to move forward with any net neutrality rules

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DOJ's charges against China reframe security, surveillance debate

The charges against five alleged members of the Chinese army refocus a debate dominated by NSA disclosures, some experts say

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DOJ charges five members of Chinese army with hacking US groups

The defendants stole trade secrets from Westinghouse Electric, United States Steel and other companies, the DOJ says

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FCC's net neutrality notice: What's in it?

The FCC asks for public comment on reclassifying broadband, allowing 'commercially reasonable' traffic management and other issues

FCC moves forward on net neutrality plan: What now?

The FCC's chairman says he's looking for more public comment on his proposal.