Stories by Grant Gross

Republicans hammer HHS secretary for issues

Officials at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ignored multiple auditor reports warning them of potential problems at insurance-shopping website before the site's launch Oct. 1, one Republican senator said Wednesday.

Written by Grant Gross06 Nov. 13 19:03

Senators question security at

U.S. lawmakers questioned the security of, the U.S. government's troubled insurance-shopping website, after reports that one applicant's personal information was shared with another applicant.

Written by Grant Gross05 Nov. 13 19:18

US intelligence officials: NSA reform bill is 'flawed'

Proposals in Congress to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of U.S. telephone records would compromise the agency's ability to find and track terrorists, representatives of the intelligence community said Monday.

Written by Grant Gross04 Nov. 13 18:37 team improves site response times

Response times at the ailing have improved significantly in recent days as a technology team tries to fix the problems with the U.S. government's health-insurance shopping website, officials said.

Written by Grant Gross01 Nov. 13 18:47

Senate panel approves bill to continue NSA surveillance

A U.S. Senate committee has voted to approve a bill that would leave in place the U.S. National Security Agency's bulk telephone-records collection program, with some limits.

Written by Grant Gross31 Oct. 13 23:52

HHS head says she's responsible for troubled

Security problems reported at the U.S. government's troubled are overblown because security testing has been ongoing for months, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday.

Written by Grant Gross30 Oct. 13 17:53

Lawmakers introduce bill to rein in NSA telephone records program

A bipartisan group of more than 85 lawmakers has introduced legislation to end the U.S. National Security Agency's broad collection of U.S. telephone records by imposing new restrictions on who the agency can target.

Written by Grant Gross29 Oct. 13 17:24

Human rights commission questions NSA surveillance

The U.S. government needs to answer for human rights abuses related to the National Security Agency's massive worldwide surveillance of Internet communications and telephone records, privacy advocates told an international human rights board Monday.

Written by Grant Gross28 Oct. 13 16:59

Protesters call for an end to NSA mass surveillance

A crowd of about 5,000 people, chanting "stop spying, stop lying" and "hey, ho, mass surveillance has got to go," marched through Washington, D.C., Saturday to protest the U.S. National Security Agency's mass surveillance programs unveiled in press reports this year.

Written by Grant Gross26 Oct. 13 21:22

Officials target end of November for smooth, the malfunctioning insurance-shopping website at the heart of the controversial Obamacare program, should be running smoothly for the vast majority of users by the end of November, about two months after its launch, officials said.

Written by Grant Gross25 Oct. 13 17:25

Organizers hope for big crowd at surveillance protest

About 4,500 people have indicated they plan to attend a rally Saturday in Washington, D.C., to protest surveillance programs run by the U.S. National Security Agency.

Written by Grant Gross24 Oct. 13 19:37