Grant Gross

Senior Editor

Grant Gross covers technology and telecom policy in the U.S. government for the IDG News Service, and is based in Washington, D.C.


Stanford researchers invent tech workaround to net neutrality fights

Stanford researchers invent tech workaround to net neutrality fights

Engineers at Stanford University have invented a new technology that would give broadband customers more control over their pipes and, they say, possibly put an end to a stale net neutrality debate in the U.S.

Tech leaders, activists call for Obama to pardon Snowden

Tech luminaries Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, and Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, have joined a new campaign pushing for a pardon of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

Tech companies want ICANN transition to happen as planned

Tech companies want ICANN transition to happen as planned

The U.S. government's plan to end its oversight of the internet's domain name system should move forward as promised, despite last-minute efforts by some Republican lawmakers to derail the process, a coalition of tech companies and...

OpenText to buy Dell EMC's enterprise content division

OpenText to buy Dell EMC's enterprise content division

Canadian enterprise information management vendor OpenText has agreed to buy Dell Technologies' EMC Enterprise Content Division for $1.62 billion, in a deal that allows both companies to focus on their core missions.

Google gets API management tools with Apigee buy

Google gets API management tools with Apigee buy

Google plans to acquire API management vendor Apigee in a $625 million deal that will give the search giant secure and multilanguage API tools used by companies bringing more and more of their services online.

U.S. must beef up its cyber muscle, Trump says

U.S. must beef up its cyber muscle, Trump says

The U.S. Department of Defense must pump up its cyber capabilities as part of a huge planned expansion of the military, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Wednesday.

U.S. investigates Russia for election hack attacks

U.S. investigates Russia for election hack attacks

Intelligence and law enforcement agencies are investigating whether Russia has launched a broad covert operation to disrupt the U.S. elections in November, according to a news report.

Shared code in Snowden leaks and NSA breach back up hackers' claims

Shared code in Snowden leaks and NSA breach back up hackers' claims

Documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden share a malware tracking code with several files released this week by hacking group Shadow Brokers, according to a news report.

Maker of web monitoring software can be sued, court says

Maker of web monitoring software can be sued, court says

The maker of so-called spyware program WebWatcher can be sued for violating state and federal wiretap laws, a U.S. appeals court has ruled.

Tech industry desperate for U.S. action on the TPP

Tech industry desperate for U.S. action on the TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a controversial trade deal supported by many U.S. tech companies, is on death row, with both major party presidential candidates opposed.

5 things to know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership

5 things to know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The U.S. presidential campaign has shined a spotlight on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed trade deal that’s simmered on the back burner for years.

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