Grant GrossSenior Editor, IDG News Service

Grant Gross edits and assigns stories and writes about technology and telecom policy in the U.S. government for the IDG News Service. He is based outside of Washington, D.C.

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House votes to slow ICANN transition away from US oversight

The DOTCOM Act would add new requirements to the move away from the NTIA

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Privacy group complains about Uber data collection

EPIC asks the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate Uber's new privacy policy

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Supreme Court rejects Google request in Street View patent case

Google must now defend the Street View service against patent infringement claims

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Lawmakers worry US OPM breaches endanger national security

A breach of the agency's security clearance database could lead to serious problems

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Privacy groups to quit US talks on facial recognition standards

The groups believe that the talks aren't likely to lead to adequate protections for consumers

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Group asks FCC to make websites honor do-not-track requests

The agency has an obligation to protect privacy and promote broadband deployment, Consumer Watchdog says.

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Net neutrality rules go into effect: what happens now

With the rules now enforced, watch for possible complaints about net neutrality violations.

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Another bill targeting patent trolls advances in Congress

A House bill aims to make it more difficult for patent-holding companies to file infringement lawsuits

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Appeals court denies requests to delay net neutrality rules

The FCC's net neutrality rules go into effect Friday, as scheduled

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FTC charges game developer with misusing money raised on Kickstarter

It's the agency's first consumer protection complaint involving crowdfunding

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House panel votes to delay net neutrality rules

Republicans 'sneak' a net neutrality rules delay into an appropriations bill

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House panel adds requirements to ICANN transition

The DOTCOM Act would give Congress more oversight of the transition away from the U.S. government

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US House votes to ban Internet access taxes permanently

The House vote would extend a moratorium that's been in place since 1998

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Two years after Snowden leaks, US tech firms still feel the backlash

Continued pressure for data localization laws will hurt tech vendors, trade groups say.

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US Army website defaced, then brought down

The Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility for posting messages to Army.mil