Articles By Grant Gross

Obama ordered Stuxnet attacks on Iran?

U.S. President Barack Obama ordered the Stuxnet cyberattacks on Iran in an effort to slow the country's development of a nuclear program, according to a report in The New York Times. The Times,

Published on: June 1st, 2012 Grant Gross

Passing the buck on mobile privacy

Users of mobile apps need more information about the ways those apps use their personal information, a group of experts agreed Thursday, but they didn't agree on who is most responsible for protecting

Published on: May 3rd, 2012 Grant Gross

Tech groups want cyber threat information-sharing bill

Several technology trade groups are pushing the U.S. Congress to pass a controversial cyber threat information-sharing bill, despite ongoing privacy concerns voiced by digital rights and civil liberties groups. The U.S. House of

Published on: April 20th, 2012 Grant Gross

Apple accused of e-book price fixing by U.S. lawsuit

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and five large publishers, accusing the companies of working together to raise prices of e-books.Defendants in the lawsuit, filed Wednesday, are

Published on: April 11th, 2012 Grant Gross

Group wants new FTC investigation of Google’s privacy policy

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should force Google to halt its plan to consolidate user identities across its services and fine the company for violating an October privacy settlement with the agency, privacy

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 Grant Gross

Google in hot water for tracking of Safari users

Google's alleged circumvention of do-not-track controls on Apple's Safari browser could lead to big fines from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission if the agency determines Google has violated a privacy settlement the company

Published on: February 17th, 2012 Grant Gross

Anti-PIPA protests show Web activism holds political might

For Internet activists, last week's Web protests against two controversial copyright enforcement bills were a huge victory against three powerful and well-funded trade groups that pushed hard for passage of the Stop Online

Published on: January 24th, 2012 Grant Gross

U.S. anti-piracy bill delayed after stirring controversy

Controversial online copyright enforcement bill the Stop Online Piracy Act may be stalled in the U.S. House of Representatives as lawmakers try to iron out a compromise, an opponent of the legislation said.Representative

Published on: January 17th, 2012 Grant Gross

Patent-challenging site casts wider net

Crowdsourced, patent-busting Web site Article One Partners has expanded its focus beyond serving as a resource during patent lawsuits, with its community of researchers now also focused on invalidating patents that aren't tied

Published on: June 1st, 2011 Grant Gross

Canadian entrepreneur at centre of FTC investigation

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit against a Canadian entrepreneur and a group of Web-based businesses that promised customers free offers, but allegedly raked in more than $450 million by

Published on: May 18th, 2011 Grant Gross

How SMBs can prepare for a cyber attack

Wading into e-commerce waters can be scary for small businesses because of cybersecurity threats, but they can take steps to protect themselves, a group of security experts said Monday. Small businesses using the

Published on: May 17th, 2011 Grant Gross

‘Pirate’ sites dispute digital copyright infringement report

Owners of three Web sites said to be involved in digital piracy in a new paper have objected to the label, saying they provide legitimate and legal services. The paper, from brand protection

Published on: January 13th, 2011 Grant Gross

Piracy sites receive 53 billion visits a year

Forty-three websites identified by brand-protection firm MarkMonitor as digital piracy sites generate 53 billion visits per year, according to a new paper sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The paper shows the

Published on: January 12th, 2011 Grant Gross

Consumer group calls for antitrust probe against Google

The U.S. Department of Justice should launch a broad antitrust investigation into Google Inc.'s search and advertising practices and consider a wide array of penalties, including possibly breaking the company up, a consumer

Published on: April 23rd, 2010 Grant Gross

Spies “plant malware” on electric grid

Cyperspies from China, Russia and elsewhere have gained access to the U.S. electrical grid and installed malware tools that could be used to shut down service, according to a story published today by

Published on: April 9th, 2009 Grant Gross