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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Nine charged in press release breaches, stock trading scheme

The defendants allegedly hacked into the networks of three press release sites and traded on nonpublic information

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Appeals court to hear US agency's decison to block digital imports

The USITC's decision to block imports of digital 3D dental records could bleed over into copyright enforcement, critics worry

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University technology program launched to give peace a chance

Drexel University and PeaceTech Lab will enlist computer science and engineering students in conflict resolution efforts

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FCC requires consumer protections in telephone transition to IP

Carriers must get permission from the FCC if they discontinue or reduce voice services during the change

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FCC rejects proposal favoring small carriers in spectrum auction

The commission declines to streamline conditions for triggering a spectrum set-aside locking out AT&T and Verizon

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Senate delays vote on CISA cyberthreat info sharing bill

Lawmakers plan to take up the controversial bill after a month-long recess

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Huge stakes involved in FCC's spectrum auction rules

The agency will decide on conditions that could prevent AT&T and Verizon from bidding on some spectrum in a 2016 auction

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Senate heads toward vote on CISA cyberthreat info sharing bill

A preliminary vote on the controversial bill could happen as soon as Wednesday

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Counterterrorism expert says it's time to give companies offensive cybercapabilities

The U.S. government should arm private businesses with cyberwarrants, allowing them to hack back

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ISP argues net neutrality rules violate its right to block content

Broadband provider Alamo tells court it has a free-speech right to exercise editorial discretion over the Web.

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Ad group urges FTC to reject right to be forgotten in US

Enforcing the European regulation in the US could open the door to other rules.

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Opponents focus on defeating CISA cyberthreat info sharing bill

CISA may be delayed after millions of faxes opposed to the bill are delivered to senators

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Trade groups tell Congress to keep its hands off IoT

They say self regulation on security and privacy is a better alternative than goverment intervention

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Obama won't pardon Snowden, despite petition

The NSA leaker should return to the US and face charges, an Obama advisor says.

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Groups urge Obama to oppose cyberthreat sharing bills

They say the Senate's CISA cyberthreat information sharing bill would allow businesses to share too much information