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.


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.

Tech issues largely ignored on presidential campaign trail

Tech issues largely ignored on presidential campaign trail

Tech issues went largely ignored when U.S. presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton laid out their economics plans in speeches this week.

Russia slaps Google with a $6.8M Android antitrust fine

Russia slaps Google with a $6.8M Android antitrust fine

Russia has fined Google US$6.8 million for preloading some of its own apps on Android smartphones in violation of the country's antitrust laws.

Municipal broadband just lost a big fight in court

Municipal broadband just lost a big fight in court

Some city-funded broadband networks may be in trouble after a U.S. appeals court struck down Federal Communications Commission rules that prohibited states from restricting those projects.

AT&T fined $7.75M after suspected drug traffickers slip charges into phone bills

AT&T fined $7.75M after suspected drug traffickers slip charges into phone bills

AT&T will pay a $7.75 million fine for allowing suspected illegal drug operations to add millions of dollars of bogus directory assistance charges to its customers' landline telephone bills, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission...

Google's parent company will begin testing delivery drones in the U.S.

Google's parent company will begin testing delivery drones in the U.S.

Google parent company Alphabet will begin testing a drone delivery service at a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration site in an effort to overcome any hurdles, the White House says.

Verizon aims to pump up its IoT presence with fleet-management buy

Verizon aims to pump up its IoT presence with fleet-management buy

Verizon Communications plans to buy cloud-computing-focused fleet management firm Fleetmatics Group, in a deal that will pump the telecom carrier's internet of things portfolio.

ISP groups appeal net neutrality court defeat

ISP groups appeal net neutrality court defeat

Trade groups representing many U.S. ISPs are challenging a court ruling that upheld the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules.

Oracle to buy cloud software provider NetSuite for $9.3 billion

Oracle to buy cloud software provider NetSuite for $9.3 billion

Oracle has entered into an agreement to buy NetSuite, which provides cloud-based accounting, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management and other business software packages, for $9.3 billion.

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