Grant GrossReporter, IDG News Service

Grant Gross covers technology and telecom policy in the U.S. government for The IDG News Service.

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Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange says it closed transactions and site to protect users

The Bitcoin exchange says it has suspended transactions and is 'closely monitoring' its situation

US attorney general calls for data-breach notification law

A new law would allow the DOJ to better combat cybercrime, Holder says.

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Investor Icahn blasts eBay board, calls for company to spin off PayPal

Investor Carl Icahn has ripped into the eBay board of directors and called for the company to spin off its PayPal unit in a colorful letter to eBay stockholders released Monday.

Verizon: Heavy Web users should pay more

The company's CEO says he's encouraged by new discussions on net neutrality

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Australia, NSA, lawyers tangle in spy case

Do foreign intelligence agencies have the right to intercept privileged communications between lawyers and clients?

White House takes steps against patent trolls

The Obama administration launches a website to help businesses that receive demand letters.

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Adobe Flash exploit targets security, public policy sites

The attackers appear to be gathering broad intelligence about visitors to three websites, FireEye says

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Surprise! AT&T, Comcast seem open to new net neutrality regs

AT&T and Comcast seem to support Wheeler's move to re-establish net neutrality rules.

Survey: US voters willing to pay more for faster school broadband

About seven in 10 voters would agree to a $4-a-year fee on their mobile phone service, a survey says.

NSA protest results in tens of thousands of phone calls, emails

Participants made 96,000 calls to Congress to protest surveillance programs and will send 555,000 email messages as pat of the "Day We Fight Back".

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Kill the Comcast-Time Warner deal, consumer groups cry

The proposed acquisition raises concerns about the combined company's market power, opponents say.

Sen. Rand Paul files lawsuit challenging NSA surveillance

Paul joins FreedomWorks in class-action lawsuit against Obama, U.S. officials

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White House pushes cybersecurity framework for critical infrastructure

The new document should help critical infrastructure operators develop cybersecurity programs, officials say.

Report: EU loses faith in U.S. ability to manage Internet

A new policy proposal from the European Commission is scheduled to be released Wednesday, that will push to globalize Internet functions.

House committee passes bill banning in-flight phone calls

The bill would allow mobile device users to surf the Internet and send text messages