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.

Groups ask U.S. agencies to reject AT&T, T-Mobile deal

Three antitrust experts called on U.S. agencies to reject AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile USA.

Senators: New smartphone tracking law needed

Two senators call for new online privacy laws.

LimeWire agrees to pay $105 million to record labels

LimeWire settles a copyright infringement case brought by record labels.

End of an era: Microsoft antitrust oversight ends

A 13-year antitrust case in the U.S. against Microsoft ends Thursday.

Senators question AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile USA

At a Senate hearing Wednesday, several senators raised concerns about AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA.

Senator questions Google on Wi-Fi snooping

A U.S. senator resurrected year-old questions about Google Street View cars sniffing Wi-Fi networks during Tuesday's Senate hearings on data collection.

Privacy groups support new do-not-track bill

Privacy and civil liberties groups support a new online do-not-track bill.

Groups ask FCC to investigate AT&T broadband caps

Two groups are calling for an FCC investigation of AT&T's new broadband caps.

FCC chairman defends net neutrality rules

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski faced questions from House Republicans, who say existing antitrust laws are enough to protect broadband customers from selective blocking by providers.

Group: Google Buzz settlement a 'killer' for e-commerce

The trade group NetChoice has expressed concerns about the FTC settlement with Google over Buzz.

FTC takes action against 'fake' news sites

The U.S. FTC asks courts to shut down allegedly fake news sites promoting the weight-loss benefits of acai berry products.

Justices question Microsoft's vision of patent law

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a patent case involving Microsoft.

Kerry, McCain introduce online privacy bill

Privacy advocates criticized a bill introduced Tuesday that focuses on online data collection.

Appeals court knocks down Verizon net neutrality challenge

An appeals court Monday dismissed Verizon's challenge of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's December net neutrality ruling, calling it premature.

Google settles FTC complaint over Buzz

Google settled an FTC privacy complaint over its Buzz social network. The proposed settlement bars Google from future privacy misrepresentations, requires the company to implement a comprehensive privacy program and requires independent privacy audits for the next 20 years