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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China discloses cyberwarfare unit, no one surprised

Many cybersecurity vendors have been tracking attacks from China for years

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Net neutrality: Is it really regulation of the Internet?

The new rules regulate the last-mile transmission portion of the Internet, but leave Web content alone

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Net neutrality rules: Separating fact from hype

Did 4 million people support the new rules? Will the regulations deter investment?

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Net neutrality rules let FCC police future ISP conduct

The agency's future conduct standard raises questions about business models for broadband providers

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Republican senators rip FCC's net neutrality decision

Opponents say the new rules could drive some smaller ISPs out of business and lead to rate regulations

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Proposed data breach notification bill criticized as too weak

The draft legislation would only apply to data linked to identity theft or financial fraud, not other customer information

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Lawmakers grill FCC's Wheeler about Obama influence on net neutrality

Wheeler's position on reclassifying broadband seemed to change after Obama weighed in, Republicans say

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State Dept. to shut down email system to clean out malware

The agency has been battling email hackers since late last year

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Senate panel secretly approves cyberthreat sharing bill

One senator called the legislation a 'surveillance bill by another name'

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Obama administration's encryption concerns meant to start a debate

The U.S. government still supports using encryption but has questions about law enforcement access to data

FCC releases 400-page net neutrality order

The document includes a lengthy legal defense of the new net neutrality regulations.

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Tech groups renew push for cloud, email privacy protections

They want Congress to give greater protections from police searches to documents stored in the cloud for more than 180 days

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Senators again push for online sales tax

Nine lawmakers reintroduce a bill requiring large Internet retailers to collect out-of-state sales tax

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Lawmakers look for online music licensing alternatives

Songwriters, music licensing services call for changes that would allow more negotiations.

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Two indicted for stealing 1 billion email addresses in historic breach

The Vietnamese defendants are accused of using stolen email addresses for a spamming operation.