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.

Obama's NSA reform proposals spark disappointment from some

Some digital rights groups wanted an end to the NSA phone records program, but President Obama wants a transition to something similar.

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Obama proposes changes to NSA surveillance

The changes called for regarding NSA surveillance include new privacy advocates to be assigned to a surveillance court and a transition away from a controversial U.S. telephone records collection program.

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HealthCare.gov still has major security problems, experts say

Democrats question whether outside security experts can tell what defenses are being deployed

Obama announces semiconductor innovation hub

The new manufacturing institute will focus on bringing wide bandgap semiconductors to market.

Senators question recommended changes to NSA surveillance

Members of a review panel say their recommendations would not hurt legitimate terrorism investigations.

Federal appeals court strikes down net neutrality: What's next?

The FCC has options, but many of them aren't likely to prevail.

Advocacy groups plan day of protest against NSA surveillance

A group of activist groups and Internet companies are planning a coordinated protest of U.S. National Security Agency surveillance on Feb. 11, with the hope that millions of people will join them.

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Target doubles hack attack victim estimate to 70 million, personal info stolen too

Identity thieves may have taken email addresses, mailing addresses and other information, the company says

PCWorld News

French fine Google over change in privacy policy

CNIL says Google broke a French privacy law when it merged the privacy policies of its services

PCWorld News

US House to target HealthCare.gov in two votes this week

One bill would require HHS to notify consumers if their personal data is exposed on the site

PCWorld News

Gartner: Global IT spending will grow slightly in 2014

Enterprise software spending will drive the growth in spending, while telecom spending is a drag

Surveillance court renews NSA phone records program

The FISA court approves the metadata collection program for the 36th time in seven years.

DOJ will appeal judge's ruling against NSA phone program

The decision of the D.C. judge conflicts with a ruling from a New York judge in a separate case..

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ACLU appeals judge's decision to throw out NSA lawsuit

The civil liberties group asks an appeals court to review the judge's order finding a phone-records collection program legal.

PCWorld News

CTIA website shows mobile app data usage

The new website is aimed at helping mobile device owners and app developers