Grant Gross

Senior Editor

Grant Gross edits and assigns stories and writes about technology and telecom policy in the U.S. government for the IDG News Service. He is based outside of Washington, D.C.

Appeals court won't rehear challenge to net neutrality rules

FCC chairman plans to 'reverse the mistake' of net neutrality

FCC chairman plans to 'reverse the mistake' of net neutrality

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote May 18 to kick off a proceeding to "reverse the mistake" of the agency's 2-year-old net neutrality rules, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said.

FCC ends price caps on many business data lines

FCC ends price caps on many business data lines

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to deregulate the providers of the business data lines connecting broadband service to many small businesses, schools, hospitals and ATM machines.

FCC kills plan to allow mobile phone conversations on flights

FCC kills plan to allow mobile phone conversations on flights

On Monday, the Federal Communications Commission killed a plan to allow mobile phone calls during commercial airline flights.

Update: Spain arrests accused Russian spammer at U.S. request

Update: Spain arrests accused Russian spammer at U.S. request

The arrest of Piotr Levashov at the Barcelona airport on Friday was not tied to Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, one source close to the investigation said.

U.S. lawmakers demand to know how many residents are under surveillance

U.S. lawmakers demand to know how many residents are under surveillance

Two powerful U.S. lawmakers are pushing the Trump administration to tell them how many of the country's residents are under surveillance by the National Security Agency.

U.S. trade lobbying group attacked by suspected Chinese hackers

U.S. trade lobbying group attacked by suspected Chinese hackers

A group of what appears to be Chinese hackers infiltrated a U.S. trade-focused lobbying group as the two countries wrestle with how they treat imports of each other's goods and services.

Politicians' web browsing history targeted after privacy vote

Politicians' web browsing history targeted after privacy vote

Two GoFundMe campaigns have raised more than $290,000 in an effort to buy the web browsing histories of U.S. politicians after Congress voted to allow broadband providers to sell customers' personal information without their...

Senator: Russia used 'thousands' of internet trolls during U.S. election

Senator: Russia used 'thousands' of internet trolls during U.S. election

The Russian government used "thousands" of internet trolls and bots to spread fake news, in addition to hacking into political campaigns leading up to the 2016 U.S. election, one senator said.

China Oceanwide completes its purchase of IDG

China Oceanwide completes its purchase of IDG

The sale of tech publishing pioneer International Data Group to China Oceanwide Holdings Group and China-based IDG Capital has closed, the companies said Wednesday.

Privacy advocates plan to fight Congress' repeal of ISP privacy rules

Privacy advocates plan to fight Congress' repeal of ISP privacy rules

Privacy advocates haven't given up the fight after Congress voted to allow ISPs to sell customers' browsing histories and other personal information without their permission.

Senate votes to kill FCC's broadband privacy rules

Senate votes to kill FCC's broadband privacy rules

The U.S. Senate has voted to kill broadband provider privacy regulations prohibiting them from selling customers' web-browsing histories and other data without permission.

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