Stories by Grant Gross

CES - CEA pushes for free trade at CES

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is rallying for free trade agreements during its huge Consumer Electronics Show this week, saying barrier-free trade with other countries is crucial to the growth of US jobs.

Symantec: Gov't needs to take new cybersecurity steps

U.S. government agencies need to take additional steps to protect against cybersecurity problems after a series of congressional hearings and reports exposed several weaknesses in 2007, representatives of Symantec said.

Group warns of sites offering unlicensed music

People who received MP3 players as holiday gifts may want to steer clear of some Web sites that claim to offer legal music but don't have licensing agreements with major music labels, the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) said.

MPAA wins copyright case against TorrentSpy

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has won a lawsuit against the operators of TorrentSpy.com, with the judge ruling in favor of the MPAA because the Web site operators tampered with evidence.

The Internet as an aid to anticonsumerism

During this holiday shopping season, a heck of a lot of people are using the Internet to indulge their consumer tendencies. Some others, including my wife and I, are trying to use technology in a different way -- to turn against consumerism.

700MHz filing deadline: What's next?

Companies wishing to bid in the upcoming 700MHz auctions at the US Federal Communications Commission were largely silent about their plans Monday, the deadline for submitting bid applications.

Google to bid for 700MHz spectrum

Google intends to bid on wireless spectrum in the 700MHz band when the US Federal Communications Commission begins auctioning that resource in late January, the company announced Friday.

EFF: US ISP continues to block P-to-P

Comcast continues to slow down customers' connections to some P-to-P (peer-to-peer) applications, using hacker-like techniques against its own subscribers, according to a report released by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

OLPC sued for patent infringement

A Massachusetts company has sued the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Association for patent infringement, charging the project with stealing its designs for a multilingual keyboard.

FTC: 8.3 million US victims of ID theft in 2005

About 8.3 million US residents -- nearly 4 percent of the nation's population -- were victims of identity theft in 2005, but few victims identified computer-related crime as the culprit, according to a US Federal Trade Commission report released this...

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