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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FCC's Wheeler: US needs more high-speed broadband competition

The agency will focus on a new broadband competition agenda, its chairman says

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White House names Google veteran as CTO

Smith will focus on promoting technology in the government and across the U.S.

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DOJ, intelligence official support bill ending bulk phone collection

The Senate is likely to vote on a pumped-up version of the USA Freedom Act this fall

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Verizon settles FCC consumer privacy investigation

The company failed to notify telephone customers that they could opt out of targeted marketing campaigns, the agency said

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Groups: FCC shouldn't overturn state laws against municipal broadband

Broadband providers call on the FCC to leave state laws alone

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Study disputes predictions of coming spectrum crunch

Mobile traffic growth has often been slower than predictions by several analysts, the paper says

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US agencies to release cyberthreat information faster to the health-care industry

Representatives of the FBI and DHS say they're looking at ways to get more information into the hands of health-care providers

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U.S. lawmaker wants to rebrand net neutrality

Anna Eshoo asks Reddit users to come up with a new description as a way to limit confusion of the issue.

FCC allowed to question AT&T, Verizon on business broadband pricing

The OMBĀ givesĀ the agency permission to collect data on the special-access business broadband market.

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Senator questions airlines' data privacy practices

Jay Rockefeller raises concerns about airlines collecting and sharing personal information

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Official at digital currency service pleads guilty to money laundering

Liberty Reserve helped launder $6 billion worth of proceeds related to criminal activity, the DOJ has alleged

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Dozens of US tech firms violate EU privacy promises, advocacy group says

The Center for Digital Democracy calls on the FTC to investigate 30 companies

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Snowden reveals automated NSA cyberwarfare program

MonsterMind could fire back at suspected attackers without human intervention, Snowden says

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Accused Obamacare spammer settles FTC charges

The Florida company will pay $350,000 to settle charges it send misleading email spam

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Beware of Bitcoin, US consumer agency warns

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has posted a bulletin warning of the risks associated with the virtual currency, including exposure to hackers and scammers. Bitcoin advocates say it paints an incomplete picture.