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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House panel votes to delay net neutrality rules

Republicans 'sneak' a net neutrality rules delay into an appropriations bill

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House panel adds requirements to ICANN transition

The DOTCOM Act would give Congress more oversight of the transition away from the U.S. government

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US House votes to ban Internet access taxes permanently

The House vote would extend a moratorium that's been in place since 1998

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Two years after Snowden leaks, US tech firms still feel the backlash

Continued pressure for data localization laws will hurt tech vendors, trade groups say.

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US Army website defaced, then brought down

The Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility for posting messages to Army.mil

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Don't expect major changes to NSA surveillance from Congress

After passing the USA Freedom Act, many in Congress may be unwilling to extend surveillance reform

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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