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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PC shipments down just slightly in the third quarter, IDC says

Worldwide shipments fell 1.7 percent from a year ago, beating IDC projections.

PCWorld News

McAfee, think tank push online voting, but recognize security risks

A new paper calls for a push to solve security problems related to Internet voting

PCWorld News

AT&T to pay $105 million to settle mobile-phone cramming charges

The FTC, FCC and state attorneys general accuse the company of making millions of dollars from unwanted third-party charges

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NSA internal watchdog defends agency's privacy practices

The agency's collection of U.S. communications has privacy controls in place, a report says.

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The future of artificial intelligence: Computers will take your job

Artificial intelligence experts predict that computers in coming years will increasingly replace knowledge workers.

Marriott must pay $600,000 for blocking personal Wi-Fi hotspots

The Marriott hotel chain blocked outside hotspots while charging customers up to $1,000 per device to access its own Wi-Fi service.

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Groups accuse FCC of helping net neutrality advocates file comments

The FCC says it communicated with groups submitting large numbers of comments on net neutrality in an effort to keep its system from crashing.

PCWorld News

Group's numbers opposed to net neutrality smaller than suggested

American Commitment's 2.4 million letters to Congress came from about 800,000 people

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Report: LulzSec leader directed cyberattacks while working for FBI

Hector Xavier Monsegur directed attacks against targets in the UK, Australia, Brazil and other countries, The Daily Dot is reporting

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Conservatives say that net neutrality equates to government takeover of the Internet

American Commitment's petition doesn't include the words, 'net neutrality,' however.

PCWorld News

FCC: Some TV stations could earn huge dollars in spectrum auction

The agency sends broadcasters projected earnings in the upcoming auction of TV spectrum

PCWorld News

Ex-NSA director Alexander calls for new cybersecurity model

Small and medium-size businesses should look into sharing cyber defenses, he says

PCWorld News

Four charged with stealing Army helicopter training software

The defendants also allegedly stole pre-release games and information on Microsoft's Xbox

CEO indicted for company's alleged mobile spyware app

The indictment of the Pakistani man is the first focused on an alleged mobile spyware app, the DOJ says.

PCWorld News

Tibco goes to private equity firm for $4.3 billion

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