Grant GrossReporter, IDG News Service

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

The Monday crash comes days before a government deadline to have the site largely fixed.

Cybersecurity to double capacity by end of month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' troubled insurance-shopping website, will double its user capacity by the end of the month in an effort to eliminate sluggish response times when thousands of people are on the site at the same time, officials said.

Company settles charges of billing mobile users for unwanted services

The case is part of the FTC’s efforts to apply consumer protections to developing mobile technologies, the agency said.

House panel approves bill targeting patent trolls

The bill would tighten up the process by requiring plaintiffs in patent infringement lawsuits to identify the patents and claims infringed in initial court filings.

ICANN leaders push for broad-based Internet governance

ICANN this week announced a new panel that will address concerns about Internet governance.

Court shuts down online business-listing operation

The operation sold unwanted business listings, calling them yellow page listings, to U.S. businesses and organizations, the FTC said.

US HHS: Many people will shop for insurance outside

The federal government has trained more than 10,000 call-center workers to help people shop for insurance, a spokeswoman said.

Consultant: 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. 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.

Lawmakers: security warnings came before launch

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


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.'s problems: What we know so far

What's wrong with Here are some answers. experiences more problems

Users of, 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 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.