Grant GrossReporter, IDG News Service

Grant Gross covers technology and telecom policy in the U.S. government for The IDG News Service.

Supreme Court: GPS tracking needs court warrant

U.S. law enforcement agents need court-approved warrants to track a suspect's whereabouts using a GPS device, the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday, in deciding a burning issue where privacy intersects with modern technology.

U.S. Senate postpones Tuesday vote on PIPA

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has postponed a vote on the controversial Protect IP Act, scheduled for Tuesday.

SOPA, PIPA opponents celebrate, but say work isn't done

A day after an estimated 10,000 websites went dark and more than 7 million people signed a Google.com petition opposing two controversial copyright enforcement proposals.

Issa introduces SOPA alternative in the House

Lawmakers opposing the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act have introduced alternative legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.

SOPA and PIPA: Web protests seem to be a turning point

Opponents of the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act cheered Wednesday's Web blackout as a turning point in the debate over the two controversial copyright protection bills.

U.S. lawmakers flip their positions on SOPA, PIPA

Some U.S. lawmakers have ad a change of heart about the controversial copyright enforcement bills.

Opponent says SOPA may be stalled in Congress

Controversial online copyright enforcement bill the Stop Online Piracy Act may be stalled in the U.S. House of Representatives.

SOPA author to remove ISP blocking provision

The lead sponsor of the U.S. Stop Online Piracy Act, a controversial copyright enforcement bill, will remove a much-debated provision that would require Internet service providers to block their subscribers from accessing foreign websites accused of infringing the copyrights of U.S. companies.

Lawmakers seem intent on approving SOPA, PIPA

The U.S. Congress appears likely to move forward with two controversial copyright enforcement bills, despite vocal and widespread opposition.

GoDaddy pulls its support from SOPA

Giant domain name registrar GoDaddy.com has pulled its support from the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act after owners of several websites announced they would take their business elsewhere.

Microsoft to lower its profile at CES

The upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in January 2012 will be the last one to feature a keynote address by Microsoft. After that, the software giant plans to maintain a quieter presence at the show.

SOPA hearing delayed, likely until early next year

A hearing to debate and amend the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives has been delayed, likely until 2012.

AT&T kills $39 billion T-Mobile deal

AT&T has scrapped its plans to purchase rival mobile carrier T-Mobile USA in the face of opposition from two U.S. agencies.

SOPA vote postponed until the new year

The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has postponed further debate on the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) until after the Congress holiday break.

House committee appears headed toward approving SOPA

The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee slowly moved toward approval of the controversial copyright enforcement bill Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)...