Grant GrossReporter, IDG News Service

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

LulzSec leader sentenced to time served

A judge praises the computer hacker for his cooperation in preventing other attacks

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FTC: Congress should rein in data brokers

The data-broker industry should give consumers more control and provide more transparency, an FTC report says.

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House approves weakened bill to limit NSA bulk collection

Critics of the bill say they plan to push for changes as it moves to the Senate

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Senator scraps legislation targeting patent trolls

There's wide disagreement on how to deal with abusive patent lawsuits, Leahy says

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US lawmakers praise hacking charges against Chinese military

The DOJ's charges should let China know that the US is tired of industrial espionage, lawmakes say

Lawmakers to FCC: stop mulling net neutrality reclassification

Some Republican House members question the need for the FCC to move forward with any net neutrality rules

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DOJ's charges against China reframe security, surveillance debate

The charges against five alleged members of the Chinese army refocus a debate dominated by NSA disclosures, some experts say

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DOJ charges five members of Chinese army with hacking US groups

The defendants stole trade secrets from Westinghouse Electric, United States Steel and other companies, the DOJ says

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FCC's net neutrality notice: What's in it?

The FCC asks for public comment on reclassifying broadband, allowing 'commercially reasonable' traffic management and other issues

FCC moves forward on net neutrality plan: What now?

The FCC's chairman says he's looking for more public comment on his proposal.

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FCC votes to limit AT&T and Verizon in upcoming spectrum auction

Rules for the upcoming TV spectrum auction would reserve a portion of spectrum for smaller carriers if price targets are reached

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Contentious net neutrality proposal gets FCC green light, public comments wanted

The agency officially releases its chairman's proposal, while asking whether to reregulate broadband

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Senators want to limit companies' use of student data

A proposal from two US lawmakers aims at personal data outsourced by public schools

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Net neutrality advocates 'occupy' the FCC

A small group of protestors camp out beside the FCC building and call for the agency to reregulate broadband.

Net neutrality advocates flood FCC Twitter chat

Many Twitter users call on the FCC to reclassify broadband and subject it to utility-style rules.