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.

EU antitrust regulators praise audiobooks deal from Apple, Amazon

China Oceanwide, IDG Capital to acquire Computerworld-parent IDG

China Oceanwide, IDG Capital to acquire Computerworld-parent IDG

China Oceanwide Holdings Group and China-based IDG Capital have agreed to acquire tech journalism pioneer International Data Group, publisher of Computerworld, PCWorld and hundreds of other tech publications worldwide.

Snowden allowed to stay in Russia longer

Snowden allowed to stay in Russia longer

U.S. National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden will be allowed to stay in Russia for "another couple of years," according to a spokeswoman for the Russian government.

Terrorists are winning the digital arms race, experts say

Terrorists are winning the digital arms race, experts say

Terrorist groups are embracing a huge number of digital tools to recruit members and plan attacks, putting them a step ahead of governments trying to combat them.

Trump's CIA nominee grilled on his advocacy of surveillance database

Trump's CIA nominee grilled on his advocacy of surveillance database

President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to head the CIA wants to create a massive surveillance database by resurrecting a U.S. telephone records collection program, but some senators questioned what limits he would accept.

Trump: It was probably Russia that hacked the DNC, Clinton campaign

Trump: It was probably Russia that hacked the DNC, Clinton campaign

Russia was likely behind the hacks of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump finally has acknowledged.

Atlassian acquires team-management software vendor Trello

Atlassian acquires team-management software vendor Trello

Atlassian, the company behind HipChat and the JIRA software development tool, plans to acquire Trello, a vendor of the eponymous team-building software.

Spy chief calls for broad retaliation after Russian hacks

Spy chief calls for broad retaliation after Russian hacks

The U.S. government should consider a broad range of retaliations against Russia for its attempts to interfere with November's presidential election, the outgoing director of national intelligence recommended.

Labor Dept. sues Google over wage data

Labor Dept. sues Google over wage data

The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against Google, with the company's ability to win government contracts at risk.

Nokia files even more patent lawsuits against Apple

Nokia files even more patent lawsuits against Apple

Nokia filed more patent infringement lawsuits against Apple on Thursday, a day after it weighed in on a licensing dispute with the company by filing claims in Germany and the U.S.

Nokia and Apple trade accusations in patent lawsuits

Nokia and Apple trade accusations in patent lawsuits

Finnish mobile network vendor Nokia has filed lawsuits against Apple in Germany and in the U.S., alleging that the smartphone giant has infringed 32 of its patents, including the widely used H.264 video codec. Nokia's five lawsuits...

Nokia accuses Apple of infringing 32 of its patents

Nokia accuses Apple of infringing 32 of its patents

Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia has filed lawsuits against Apple in Germany and in the U.S., alleging that the smartphone giant has infringed 32 of its patents, including the widely used H.264 video codec.

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