Stories by Grant Gross

Contractors: More testing of was needed

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services took too little time testing how the many components of the troubled worked together before rolling out the insurance marketplace, contractors involved in the project said Thursday.

Written by Grant Gross24 Oct. 13 17:36

Mobile, TV customers drive AT&T revenue growth

AT&T posted gains in revenue and net income for the third quarter of 2013, with gains in mobile phone and U-verse TV subscribers driving the growth.

Written by Grant Gross23 Oct. 13 21:02

Germany says US may have spied on Merkel's mobile phone

U.S. intelligence agencies may have spied on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone, which would be a "grave breach of trust," the German government said late Wednesday.

Written by Grant Gross23 Oct. 13 19:15

New patent reform bill targets so-called trolls

New patent reform legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday aims to make it more difficult for so-called patent trolls to file infringement lawsuits.

Written by Grant Gross23 Oct. 13 18:55

US NIST recommends ways businesses can improve cybersecurity

Businesses that want to improve their cybersecurity posture can take a number of steps, including conducting a risk assessment and prioritizing ways to address gaps in their security, a U.S. agency said in recommendations released Tuesday.

Written by Grant Gross22 Oct. 13 19:44

Obamacare website issues will be fixed, Obama promises

More than a half million U.S. residents have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act despite ongoing problems with, one of the main ways to shop for the new health plans, U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday.

Written by Grant Gross21 Oct. 13 17:00

FTC returns money from online operation promising free gas

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has begun to send more than 58,000 refund checks to consumers who lost money to Green Millionaire, a company that promised a free book explaining how to power cars and homes at no cost, but then billed customers for an online magazine they never ordered.

Written by Grant Gross18 Oct. 13 16:40 to shut down in settlement with movie studios

BitTorrent search engine will shut down operations next week in a settlement with U.S. movie studios that have long accused the website of copyright infringement, the studios said Thursday.

Written by Grant Gross17 Oct. 13 18:02

US gov't still has no enrollment numbers for Obamacare website

More than two weeks after U.S. President Barack Obama's administration launched a website allowing uninsured U.S. residents to sign up for health coverage, officials still aren't releasing the numbers of people who have successfully navigated the error-prone process.

Written by Grant Gross16 Oct. 13 18:29

Internet infrastructure groups move away from US gov't over spying

After recent revelations about the U.S. National Security Agency's widespread surveillance of Internet communications, the coordination of the Internet's technical infrastructure should move away from U.S. government oversight, said 10 groups involved in the Internet's technical governance.

Written by Grant Gross16 Oct. 13 16:34

Supreme Court shouldn't review NSA spying case, US gov't says

A privacy group lacks legal standing to challenge a U.S. National Security Agency data collection program, and the U.S. Supreme Court doesn't have jurisdiction to grant the group's request for it to review the program's legality, lawyers for President Barack Obama's administration have argued.

Written by Grant Gross15 Oct. 13 18:03

People flock to anonymizing services after NSA snooping reports

Companies offering anonymous Web browsing and communication services are seeing a huge increase in business since recent news leaks about the U.S. National Security Agency's mass data collection and surveillance activities.

Written by Grant Gross10 Oct. 13 19:55