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.

google play 1

Google to begin contacting customers about in-app refunds

The FTC approves a final settlement in its complaint over children's unauthorized in-app purchases

nsasecurity2 primary 100054823 gallery

Judge: Give NSA unlimited access to digital data

An influential federal judge says NSA should collect everything it wants in the name of fighting terrorism.

tiply money

Internet sales tax backers push for late-session action

Supporters of the sales tax press on, despite opposition from House Speaker Boehner.

PCWorld News

FTC: Online billing service deceptively collected medical records

The agency reaches a settlement with a billing service that tried to populate online medical records with customer data

ns trollhunter

Conservative lawyers question need for patent troll legislation

Bills targeting patent trolls would weaken intellectual property protections, some lawyers say.

ipod classic

Apple faces trial in decade-old iTunes DRM lawsuit

Plaintiffs complain that Apple married iTunes music with iPod players, and they want $350 million in damages.

gavel keyboard

US lawmakers to Europe: Don't break up Google

Europe should follow a 'traditional regulatory process' when looking at antitrust complaints, U.S. lawmakers say

net neutrality macworld

Pew poll: U.S. Internet users have limited knowledge of Net Neutrality and privacy policy

Our tech literacy on Net Neutrality isn't great, and when it comes to privacy issues, Americans score even lower.

PCWorld News

NSA privacy director defends agency's surveillance

The agency's first privacy director answers public questions on Tumblr

PCWorld News

Reports: EU taking first step towards breaking up Google

A proposed motion in the European Parliament could put pressure on EU authorities

PCWorld News

US man sentenced for hacking POS systems at Subway

Former Subway franchise owner sold POS systems to the restaurant chain, then hacked them, the DOJ says

PCWorld News

FCC chairman gives no timeline for net neutrality decision

The agency needs to make sure any rules it passes will stand up to a lawsuit, Wheeler says

PCWorld News

AT&T to pay $23.8 million to settle California dumping complaint

The company also agreed to implement environmental compliance measures over the next five years

PCWorld News

NSA director: No changes in telephone record collection coming

With the failure of an NSA reform bill in Congress, the agency will continue to operate its US phone records program, Rogers says

federal trade commission building ftc

Court shuts down tech support 'scams' targeted by FTC

Companies' free trial software identified nonexistant computer errors and charged customers to fix them, the agency says.