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.

FTC settles complaint about fake App Store reviews

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has settled a complaint it made against a public relations firm accused of using employees to pose as ordinary customers to post reviews of video games on Apple's iTunes store.

Auditor: FCC should collect more data about mobile industry

The GAO recommends that the FCC collect more data about special access rates in the telecom industry and mobile early termination fees.

Apple manager arrested over $1 million in kickbacks

An Apple manager with responsibilities for the company's contract manufacturing in Asia was arrested Friday and charged with accepting kickbacks.

House Democrats oppose net neutrality deal

Four Democratic lawmakers voiced opposition to a net neutrality proposal from Google and Verizon.

Net neutrality supporters to protest at Google HQ

Opponents of a net neutrality proposal by Google and Verizon plan a rally at Google's headquarters Friday.

Google, Verizon net neutrality plan limits FCC

Critics of a network neutrality proposal released Monday by Verizon Communications and Google have complained that it would exempt wireless broadband and managed services from enforcement, but the biggest departure from recent practices may be its proposed major limits on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's authority.

Google, Verizon make net neutrality proposal

Verizon and Google announced a set of net neutrality proposals.

FTC halts domain-name registration scam

A U.S. judge issued orders against a Canadian operation claiming to offer domain-name registration services.

Lawmakers question data collection at major sites

Two senior U.S. lawmakers say they're concerned about data collection at major websites.

FCC calls off net neutrality negotiations

The FCC called off net neutrality negotiations with broadband providers and other groups.

Net neutrality deal may not see wider support

Reports of a net neutrality deal between Google and Verizon may not gain wider support.

FTC settles antitrust complaint against Intel

Intel settled an antitrust agreement with the Federal Trade Commission.

AT&T net income up on smartphone additions

AT&T reports a 26 percent increase in net income, driven by mobile additions.

State AGs question Google about Street View Wi-Fi snooping

Law enforcement officials from 38 states ask Google about Wi-Fi snooping by its Street View cars.

FCC: Broadband deployment isn't happening fast enough

The FCC concludes that broadband deployment isn't happening fast enough.