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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NSA said to increase monitoring of US 'Net traffic to catch hackers

The program reportedly oeprates without court-ordered warrants to target cyberattacks within the U.S.

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Senate committee approves bill targeting patent trolls

The legislation aimes to protect businesses from abusive patent lawsuits

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FBI calls for new wiretap law covering social media

Terrorist recruiters are increasingly turning to social networking tools to gain new converts.

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Senate passes bill to rein in NSA phone dragnet

Senators reject amendments to 'water down' the NSA reform bill

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WikiLeaks raising $100k bounty for a copy of the Trans-Pacific trade pact

The news leak site is asking for donations so it can offer the six-figure reward for the confidential document

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Supreme Court: Violent Facebook posts not criminal

The court overturns the interstate threats conviction on a Pennsylvania man based on posts made about his wife.

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Senate delays vote on NSA phone records dragnet

Section 215 of the Patriot Act expires without a final Senate vote, although lawmakers may act this week

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New NSA phone dragnet proposals blasted as flawed

Proposals to renew portions of the Patriot Act wouldn't end bulk phone records collection, critics say.

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FCC proposal would extend Lifeline voice subsidy to broadband

The so-called Obamaphone program would give poor people more options under a new proposal

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New FCC rules would crack down on spam texts and unwanted calls

The FCC hopes to close loopholes in the 1991 telemarketing law with the proposed rules.

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Senate to return early to debate Patriot Act phone dragnet

Senators will return to Washington Sunday, just hours before a portion of the Patriot Act expires

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US Senate leader pushes to extend NSA phone dragnet

The Senate may work into the weekend to find a deal on extending portions of the Patriot Act

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US Senate leader to push for vote to renew NSA phone dragnet

Senators could vote on a Patriot Act extension bill as soon as Friday

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Senators stall vote to extend NSA phone records dragnet

Senator Rand Paul filibusters efforts to pass a bill to renew parts of the Patriot Act past June 1

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Six China residents charged with stealing US mobile phone technology

The defendants allegedly funneled radio frequency filter technology from two U.S. companies to a Chinese university