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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Senator urges government research to counter rogue drones

The Department of Transportation should look into ways to protect sensitive areas like airports, Warner says.

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FCC denies requests to delay net neutrality rules

The ageny still faces seven lawuits challenging the regulations

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US man pleads no contest to operating revenge porn site

WinByState.com posted nude photos of women and charged them a fee to have the photos removed

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Appeals court judge shoots down DOJ's defense of NSA phone program

The government seems to see the world as 'one enormous antiterrorism investigation,' judge says

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Appeals court rules against NSA phone records collection

Congress didn't give the agency the authority to collect U.S. phone records in bulk, the court says

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Civil liberties groups oppose bill ending NSA's bulk phone records program

The USA Freedom Act's changes to the phone records program are 'modest' at best, opponents say

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Lawmakers move to end warrantless surveillance of U.S. residents

A new bill would require law enforcement agencies to get warrants before searching NSA databases for U.S. communications

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Court rules warrant not needed for cell phone location data

Florida police used 11,600 location records to track a suspect in a string of armed robberies.

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Lawmakers want to protect the online freedom to Yelp

A new bill in Congress would prohibit companies from including non-disparagement clauses in customer contracts.

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Cerf thinks encryption back doors would be 'super risky'

The FBI's request for encryption workarounds would create new security problems, Cerf thinks.

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Cisco names senior VP Robbins as new CEO to replace Chambers

Chambers will stay a the company as executive chairman and chairman of the board

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Telecom trade groups, ISPs ask for delay of net neutrality rules

Seven organizations, including AT&T, ask the Federal Communications Commission to put net neutrality rules on hold.

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ACLU: NSA phone dragnet should be killed not amended

The recent USA Freedom Act doesn't go far enough in reforming surveillance, an ACLU lawyer says

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House committee approves bill to end NSA phone records program

Now the bill goes to the House floor for a vote

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Rand Paul's bill would overturn US net neutrality rules

Senator Rand Paul joins House Republicans in introducing a resolution of disapproval