Grant GrossSenior Editor, 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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Lawmakers push to limit government mobile tracking

A pair of legislators want Congress to pass legislation that would require law enforcement agencies to get permission from a judge before tracking suspects through their mobile phones instead of the now-common practice of tracking a mobile subscriber's location after a prosecutor-issued subpoena.

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US mobile carriers to offer free usage alerts

Major U.S. mobile carriers will begin offering free usage alerts to customers in an effort to help them avoid surprise charges on their bills, according to the Federal Communications Commission.

Verizon files challenge to FCC's net neutrality rules

Verizon Communications has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules, the company said Friday.