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.

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Tibco goes to private equity firm for $4.3 billion

Middleware firm Tibco announced earlier this month it was considering financial alternatives

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FBI director concerned about encryption on smartphones

Shades of "The Wire": The agency has talked to Apple and Google about concerns that new security will help criminals, the director says.

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FCC questions how to enforce net neutrality rules

Groups disagree on how the agency should apply any regulations it might pass

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Auditor: Healthcare.gov still lacks some basic security controls

The US HHS doesn't require strong passwords in some systems and is slow to patch vulnerabilties, the GAO says

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Senators hear calls on the FCC to step back from net neutrality rules

Republican lawmakers and witnesses repeat criticisms that net neutrality rules would slow broadband investment.

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NSA reform bill stalled with Congress headed toward fall recess

Members of Congress are set to leave Washington for an extended fall recess in a few days

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Court throws out $368.2 million patent award against Apple

A lower court made mistakes in defining the value of the patented technology asserted by VirnetX, an appeals court says.

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FCC receives record 3 million net neutrality comments: What now?

The agency is now focused on analyzing the 3 million comments it has received

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FTC warns of using big data to exclude consumers

The agency will enforce existing laws related to privacy and discrimination, the FTC's chairwoman says

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Senators ask Apple, Home Depot for information on breaches

Two lawmakers ask the companies to explain the cause of recent data breaches

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New survey raises questions about net neutrality regulation, advocacy group says

CALinnovates calls on the FCC to stay away from reclassifying broadband as a public utility

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Senators call for investigation of Home Depot breach

A recent breach raises questions about the company's data protection practices, two senators say

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33 equipment manufacturers oppose public-utility broadband

IBM, Cisco, Intel and other companies oppose calls to reclassify and regulate broadband as a common carrier

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Net neutrality advocates plan slow-lane protest

Several large websites will display site-loading spinning wheel icons to symbolize slow connections.

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Google to pay $19 million to refund kids' in-app purchases

Some children were able to run up hundreds of dollars in in-app purchases, the FTC said.

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