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Stories by Grant Gross

  • ACLU, EFF sue US gov't over mobile phone tracking

    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) are asking a federal court to order the US Department of Justice to turn over records about the agency's tracking of mobile phone users.

  • Study calls for 1G broadband in US

    The U.S. should aim for 100M bps (bits per second) of broadband available to all U.S. residents by 2012 and 1G bps by 2015 in order to catch up to other countries that are moving forward with broadband rollouts, recommends a study released Monday.

  • Ballmer: Software makers face big challenges

    Improvements in processing speeds, storage space and wireless broadband will drive a new revolution in information technology, but software makers face several challenges in their efforts to keep up, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said Tuesday.

  • Sony, Sanyo, others settle LED patent complaint

    Four consumer electronics companies, including Sony and Sanyo Electric, have settled a complaint that they were infringing a patent on semiconductors related to LEDs and laser diodes used in products such as mobile phones, billboards, Blu-ray disc players and data storage devices, according to lawyers for the patent holder.

  • US trade agency to investigate semiconductor complaint

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted to investigate a patent complaint by semiconductor vendor Tessera, alleging that 11 companies have infringed its patent for semiconductor chips with a minimized chip package size.

  • Former tech executive found guilty of securities fraud

    The former chairman and CEO of, a business-to-business software broker that died during the dot-com bust, has been found guilty of securities fraud, witness tampering and other crimes, the US Department of Justice announced.

  • SEC charges former Broadcom executives with backdating

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission has charged two current and two former officers of semiconductor vendor Broadcom for their alleged participation in a supposed five-year scheme to backdate stock options granted to almost all of the company's employees.

  • US to investigate PC power supply trade complaint

    The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has launched an investigation of 14 companies importing PC power supplies into the US following a complaint by two companies that the imported hardware violates their patents.