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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Consultant: HealthCare.gov error rates going down

The website's tech team has fixed more than 200 bugs in the past month, officials say.

Judge dismisses Authors Guild case against Google Books

U.S. District Judge Denny Chin said in his ruling that Google Books provides a new and efficient way for readers and researchers to find books.

HealthCare.gov enrolls just 27,000 in first month

The number of enrollees so far represents a small fraction of those eligible for health insurance under the so-called Obamacare law passed in 2010.

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Lawmakers: HealthCare.gov security warnings came before launch

Henry Chao, deputy CIO at CMS, and other Obama administration officials defended the security practices at HealthCare.gov during an often contentious oversight committee hearing Wednesday.

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Cisco, EFF call on Congress to target patent-troll demand letters

The U.S. Congress should take action to slow a skyrocketing number of "deceptive" patent infringement demand letters sent from patent licensing firms to small businesses, witnesses told a Senate committee.

HealthCare.gov's problems: What we know so far

What's wrong with HealthCare.gov? Here are some answers.

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HealthCare.gov experiences more problems

Users of HealthCare.gov, the troubled insurance-shopping website run by the U.S. government, were having problems logging in and completing applications again on Wednesday, an official said.

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Republicans hammer HHS secretary for HealthCare.gov issues

The site, a key feature of the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, is one way for uninsured U.S. residents to shop for new coverage soon to be available through the law.

Senators question security at HealthCare.gov

U.S. lawmakers questioned the security of HealthCare.gov, the U.S. government's troubled insurance-shopping website, after reports that one applicant's personal information was shared with another applicant.

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HealthCare.gov's enrollment system crashes Monday

The troubled website was down for 90 minutes Monday, and more service interruptions are likely, officials say.

US intelligence officials: NSA reform bill is 'flawed'

Government officials say a recent bill to stop the NSA's bulk collection of telephone records would hurt the agency's ability to catch terrorists.

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HealthCare.gov team improves site response times

The current page response times are now less than one second but more work is needed, officials said.

Senate panel approves bill to continue NSA surveillance

The proposed bill would allow the NSA to continue collecting millions of U.S. telephone records, despite an outcry that the program violates the U.S. Constitution.

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Google, Oracle, Red Hat join effort to fix HealthCare.gov

The extra hands hope to help the government meet a Nov. 30 goal to have the site working smoothly for the large majority of users

Proposal to make websites liable for its user comments faces opposition

The proposed change in the 1996 Communications Decency Act would remove legal protections for websites from state prosecutions for comments that site users make.