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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FBI, DOJ want companies to back off end-to-end encryption

The agencies want tech vendors to retain access to encrypted data to comply with court-ordered warrants

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Former attorney general calls Snowden deal possible

But the DOJ's official position on the NSA leaker facing criminal charges hasn't changed

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Privacy group files FTC complaint to push Google to extend right to be forgotten to US

Consumer Watchdog says Google engages in unfair business practices by not offering US residents the service

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Supreme Court justices hold stock in tech vendors, other firms

Justices' financial disclosure forms aren't available online, Fix the Court says

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FCC tells TracFone it must allow phone unlocking

The provider of prepaid mobile service reached a settlement with the agency


Surveillance court extends NSA's phone records collection

The program was extended for five months as it winds down.

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Blistering fast fiber broadband can drive up your home's value

A new study says having fiber broadband access can drive up your home's value by more than 3 percent.

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Supreme Court denies Google request in Java infringement case

Oracle can charge licensing fees for Java on Android after the court's decision

Former Qualcomm exec sentenced for insider trading

Jing Wang orchestrated a multi-year insider trading scheme while a top official at the company, the DOJ says.

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FCC's Wheeler defends net neutrality rules, discounts investment fears

Several broadband providers have announced expansions since the FCC passed the regulations, Wheeler says

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OPM's efforts to fix IT security are criticized by auditor

Senators rip into agency director for data losses from major breach

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House votes to slow ICANN transition away from US oversight

The DOTCOM Act would add new requirements to the move away from the NTIA

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Privacy group complains about Uber data collection

EPIC asks the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate Uber's new privacy policy

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Supreme Court rejects Google request in Street View patent case

Google must now defend the Street View service against patent infringement claims

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Lawmakers worry US OPM breaches endanger national security

A breach of the agency's security clearance database could lead to serious problems