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.

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)...

ITC delays ruling in Apple patent case against HTC

The International Trade Commission has delayed ruling on a patent case brought against smartphone maker HTC by Apple.

House panel to move forward on Stop Online Piracy Act

A U.S. House of Representatives committee has scheduled a debate and vote on controversial copyright legislation, the Stop Online Piracy Act, as the bill's main sponsor offering an amendment meant to address some concerns with the bill.

AT&T, DOJ file motion to halt T-Mobile proceedings

AT&T has asked a judge to put on hold the U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit to block its merger with T-Mobile USA while the two companies decide whether to move forward with the deal.

Lawmakers release draft alternative to Stop Online Piracy Act

Two U.S. lawmakers have released an alternative proposal to two controversial bills intended to crack down on online copyright infringement.

DOJ investigating ebook pricing, official says

According to the head of the Justice Department's antitrust division, the federal agency is investigating anticompetitive behavior in the pricing of e-books, joining the European Union.

Justice Department questions if AT&T/T-Mobile deal is still active

AT&T's decision to withdraw its application to obtain T-Mobile USA's mobile spectrum license at the Federal Communications Commission raises a question about whether the company's proposed acquisition is still active, the U.S. Department of Justice has said.

AT&T fires back at FCC staff report on T-Mobile deal

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has invited questions about its impartiality with a staff report laying out concerns about AT&T's proposed merger with T-Mobile.

FCC riles AT&T by releasing report on T-Mobile merger

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has allowed AT&T to withdraw its application to buy the mobile licenses owned by T-Mobile USA, as AT&T had requested, but the agency has also released a staff report that disputes many of the benefits the two mobile carriers claimed the merger would produce.

Privacy groups generally cheer FTC's Facebook settlement

Privacy and technology groups generally applauded a wide-ranging settlement between Facebook and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over the social-networking site's privacy practices.