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.

Marriott now says it won't block guests' Wi-Fi hotspots

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The hotel operator will look for other ways to secure its own networks

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Republican bill: Net neutrality protections without reclassifying broadband

Thune and Upton plan to introduce legislation that they say will provide basic net neutrality protections

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Obama opposes state limits on municipal broadband

The president's new broadband proposal will encourage the FCC to move against limits on city-financed projects

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Obama resurrects cyberthreat sharing proposal despite privacy concerns

The president calls on Congress to pass cybersecurity legislation he first proposed in 2011

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Obama calls for data breach notification law, privacy bill of rights

The White House will push Congress to pass new laws addressing data privacy and ID theft, the president says.

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FBI access to surveillance program expands in recent years

The FBI has taken a more active role in the NSA's Prism program since 2008, according to an internal report

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U.S. lawmakers push bill to permanently ban Internet access taxes

The bill's sponsors say it will promote the U.S. digital economy.

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White House declines to act on petitions to fire Aaron Swartz prosecutors

Petitions are not the right mechanism for dealing with government personnel issues, the White House says

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FBI director again points to North Korea for Sony attack

Hackers 'got sloppy' when attempting to mask their IP addresses, Comey says

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Democrats' bill would ban paid prioritization by ISPs

Legislation would require the FCC to prohibit traffic priority deals between ISPs and Web content providers

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Netflix: We're not using Internet fast lanes

Netflix's use of traffic connection deals simply allows the service to get beyond congestion, the company claims

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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