Grant GrossReporter, IDG News Service

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

net neutrality

Surprise! AT&T, Comcast seem open to new net neutrality regs

AT&T and Comcast seem to support Wheeler's move to re-establish net neutrality rules.

Survey: US voters willing to pay more for faster school broadband

About seven in 10 voters would agree to a $4-a-year fee on their mobile phone service, a survey says.

NSA protest results in tens of thousands of phone calls, emails

Participants made 96,000 calls to Congress to protest surveillance programs and will send 555,000 email messages as pat of the "Day We Fight Back".

comcast time warner

Kill the Comcast-Time Warner deal, consumer groups cry

The proposed acquisition raises concerns about the combined company's market power, opponents say.

Sen. Rand Paul files lawsuit challenging NSA surveillance

Paul joins FreedomWorks in class-action lawsuit against Obama, U.S. officials

securityshowdown primary

White House pushes cybersecurity framework for critical infrastructure

The new document should help critical infrastructure operators develop cybersecurity programs, officials say.

Report: EU loses faith in U.S. ability to manage Internet

A new policy proposal from the European Commission is scheduled to be released Wednesday, that will push to globalize Internet functions.

House committee passes bill banning in-flight phone calls

The bill would allow mobile device users to surf the Internet and send text messages

nsa rally

More than 4,000 groups sign up to protest the NSA

Websites will encourage people to contact Congress next Tuesday.

PCWorld News

Target, Neiman Marcus executives defend security practices

Some US lawmakers call for new data security regulations, but others question how to keep the law current with criminal attacks

How many criminals have NSA's phone records busted? Maybe one

Congress should reform the NSA in an attempt to restore trust in the US tech industry, the ITI says.

net neutrality

U.S. Democrats seek to restore net neutrality

Bills in the House and Senate would restore the FCC's rules after an appeals court threw them out.

Malware virus

Russian man pleads guilty in SpyEye malware case

Aleksandr Panin, arrested last year, was the primary developer of the banking fraud malware, says the U.S. Department of Justice.

PCWorld News

FTC: Medical transcription firm allowed histories to be on search engine

The agency announces a data-breach settlement with the California company

PCWorld News

FCC moves toward IP transition of phone networks

The commission approves trial runs for converting copper networks to IP