Stories by Grant Gross to double capacity by end of month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' troubled insurance-shopping website, will double its user capacity by the end of the month in an effort to eliminate sluggish response times when thousands of people are on the site at the same time, officials said.

Written by Grant Gross22 Nov. 13 20:43

Privacy groups call on UN to condemn surveillance

A coalition of five privacy and digital rights groups is pushing the United Nations to take a stand against international surveillance programs deployed by the U.S. government and some allies.

Written by Grant Gross22 Nov. 13 18:08

House panel approves bill targeting patent trolls

A U.S. House of Representatives committee has approved legislation aimed at making it more difficult for so-called patent trolls to use infringement lawsuits against other businesses.

Written by Grant Gross21 Nov. 13 15:07

ICANN leaders push for broad-based Internet governance

An Internet governance model that includes businesses and civil-society groups in the decision-making process remains the best approach, despite a push from some countries for a more government-centric model, officials with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) said.

Written by Grant Gross20 Nov. 13 17:23

US HHS: Many people will shop for insurance outside

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services expects a significant percentage of U.S. residents looking to buy health insurance under a new government program to avoid the troubled, but many of those people will do so for reasons unrelated to the website's problems, officials said.

Written by Grant Gross18 Nov. 13 20:44

Google to pay $17 million to states in Apple cookies case

Google has reached a US$17 million settlement with 37 U.S. states and the District of Columbia over its unauthorized placement of cookies on devices running Apple's Safari browser, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Monday.

Written by Grant Gross18 Nov. 13 19:05 error rates going down, consultant says

The technology team working on the troubled has made significant progress in recent days, with error rates on the U.S. government's health insurance shopping site down to less than 1 percent from 6 percent just after its launch, officials said Friday.

Written by Grant Gross15 Nov. 13 20:56

Judge dismisses Authors Guild case against Google Books

A U.S. judge has thrown out a long-standing copyright infringement case brought against Google by the Authors Guild, saying the company's book-scanning project provides significant benefits to the public.

Written by Grant Gross14 Nov. 13 16:30 enrollments just 27,000 in first month

More than 106,000 U.S. residents have selected health insurance plans, but only 27,000 did so through the flawed, during the first month of enrollment through the U.S. government's Affordable Care Act.

Written by Grant Gross13 Nov. 13 20:53

Lawmakers: security warnings came before launch

Top IT officials from U.S. President Barack Obama's administration insisted is as secure as possible, despite questions raised from inside the government before the flawed website's launch.

Written by Grant Gross13 Nov. 13 20:15's problems: What we know so far

More than a month after it went live, a couple of large questions remain about the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' botched launch of

Written by Grant Gross07 Nov. 13 17:48 experiences more problems

Users of, the troubled insurance-shopping website run by the U.S. government, were having problems logging in and completing applications again on Wednesday, an official said.

Written by Grant Gross06 Nov. 13 20:13