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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Apple faces trial in decade-old iTunes DRM lawsuit

Plaintiffs complain that Apple married iTunes music with iPod players, and they want $350 million in damages.

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Judge approves Apple e-books price-fixing settlement

Apple's agreement to pay $400 million to consumers depends on the outcome of its appeal

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Contentious net neutrality proposal gets FCC green light, public comments wanted

The agency officially releases its chairman's proposal, while asking whether to reregulate broadband

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Mozilla proposes new version of net neutrality rules

The browser maker's propsal would regulate broadband providers' relationship with edge services

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Apple antitrust compliance efforts slow, but picking up, monitor says

The company has made efforts to launch an antitrust compliance program after fighting against outside oversight, the monitor says

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FCC moves toward in-flight mobile use; Transportation may ban voice calls

While the FCC is moving forward with a plan to let airlines allow the use of mobile phones on flights, the Transportation Secretary wonders if in-flight voice calls are "fair to consumers."

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Google to pay $17 million to states in Apple cookies case

The states accused Google of placing tracking on computers of Safari users when they visited sites in Google’s DoubleClick ad network in 2011 and 2012.

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No veto from Obama admin means some older Samsung phones and tablets are banned

U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has upheld an import ban on some older-model Samsung Electronics smartphones and tablets after the U.S. International Trade Commission determined they infringed Apple patents.

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Apple asks appeals court to grant sales injunction against Samsung

Apple's lawyer argues that a federal judge made mistakes when she rejected Apple's request for a sales injunction against Samsung Electronics in a multimillion-dollar patent infringement case.

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Movement expected Friday in Apple, Samsung patent wars

Action is expected Friday in two separate patent infringement cases brought by Apple against Samsung.

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Appeals court kicks back ITC decision in Apple case against Motorola

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has given Apple new life in its patent claims against Google-owned Motorola Mobility.

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Some privacy advocates question mobile apps agreement

A code of conduct approved this week isn't enforceable, critics say.

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Samsung requests retrial in $1B patent ruling for Apple

Samsung Electronics has requested a new trial for a patent related to a US$1 billion infringement ruling against it in a case brought by rival Apple, due to a re-examination of the patent at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Modified online children's privacy rules take effect in US

Some websites and mobile app developers are confused about how to comply with revised rules governing the online collection of personal information from children that took effect in the U.S. Monday, critics said.

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FTC to launch new investigation of patent trolls

The Federal Trade Commission will launch an investigation of the business practices of so-called patent trolls in an effort to understand whether those companies are harming competition and consumers.

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