Grant GrossReporter, IDG News Service

Grant Gross covers technology and telecom policy in the U.S. government for The IDG News Service.

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Senators ask Apple, Home Depot for information on breaches

Two lawmakers ask the companies to explain the cause of recent data breaches

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New survey raises questions about net neutrality regulation, advocacy group says

CALinnovates calls on the FCC to stay away from reclassifying broadband as a public utility

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Senators call for investigation of Home Depot breach

A recent breach raises questions about the company's data protection practices, two senators say

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33 equipment manufacturers oppose public-utility broadband

IBM, Cisco, Intel and other companies oppose calls to reclassify and regulate broadband as a common carrier

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Net neutrality advocates plan slow-lane protest

Several large websites will display site-loading spinning wheel icons to symbolize slow connections.

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Google to pay $19 million to refund kids' in-app purchases

Some children were able to run up hundreds of dollars in in-app purchases, the FTC said.

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FCC's Wheeler: US needs more high-speed broadband competition

The agency will focus on a new broadband competition agenda, its chairman says

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White House names Google veteran as CTO

Smith will focus on promoting technology in the government and across the U.S.

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DOJ, intelligence official support bill ending bulk phone collection

The Senate is likely to vote on a pumped-up version of the USA Freedom Act this fall

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Verizon settles FCC consumer privacy investigation

The company failed to notify telephone customers that they could opt out of targeted marketing campaigns, the agency said

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Groups: FCC shouldn't overturn state laws against municipal broadband

Broadband providers call on the FCC to leave state laws alone

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Study disputes predictions of coming spectrum crunch

Mobile traffic growth has often been slower than predictions by several analysts, the paper says

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US agencies to release cyberthreat information faster to the health-care industry

Representatives of the FBI and DHS say they're looking at ways to get more information into the hands of health-care providers

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U.S. lawmaker wants to rebrand net neutrality

Anna Eshoo asks Reddit users to come up with a new description as a way to limit confusion of the issue.

FCC allowed to question AT&T, Verizon on business broadband pricing

The OMBĀ givesĀ the agency permission to collect data on the special-access business broadband market.