Grant GrossReporter, IDG News Service

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

Net neutrality advocates flood FCC Twitter chat

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

Broadband CEOs warn FCC against reregulating for net neutrality

A reclassification of broadband as a regulated service would hurt the industry and its customers, CEOs said

FCC proposal would limit AT&T, Verizon in spectrum auction

The commission is scheduled to vote Thursday on rules for a 2015 auction of TV spectrum.

Big Cable, lawmaker question drive to classify broadband as a utility

A cable broadband trade group and a Democratic lawmaker ask the FCC to back away from regulation of broadband

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Department of Justice wants expanded permission to hack and search remote computers

The agency asks that judges be allowed to issue warrants to search computers outside their judicial districts

Second House committee approves bill to end NSA bulk collection

The House Intelligence Committee scraps its own bill in favor of one that privacy advocates say is stronger.

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Comcast deal gives it market power on Internet backbone, critic says

A Cogent executive tells lawmakers Comcast is already using its size to extract payments from Netflix.

Cybersecurity

FCC commissioner calls for delay in net neutrality vote

Rosenworcel joins fellow Democrats in raising concerns about the FCC proposal

House votes to outlaw NSA's bulk collection of phone records

The USA Freedom Act would require the agency to get court approval to collect records on a case-by-case basis.

Mozilla proposes new version of net neutrality rules

The browser maker's propsal would regulate broadband providers' relationship with edge services

Groups want to 'reset the 'Net' to resist NSA surveillance

Privacy groups call on Web users to deploy security and encryption tools.

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Obama, Merkel say they're still working on surveillance understanding

The two countries still have 'differences of opinion' on appropriate surveillance activities, Merkel says

Reddit cofounder's crowdfund campaign wants net neutrality billboard in FCC chief's face

Ohanian turns to crowdfunding site to raise money for a billboard opposing the FCC chairman's proposal

First-of-a-kind Kickstarter lawsuit highlights risks of crowd funding

An attorney general alleges that a company raised $25,000 for a playing card set, but has not delivered the goods.

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White House big-data panel calls for privacy protections, ignores NSA

Big-data collection has several benefits but raises other privacy concerns, a presidential panel says.