Martyn WilliamsSenior U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service Follow me on Google+

Martyn Williams covers mobile telecommunications, Silicon Valley, and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

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Apple iMessage lawsuit will go ahead, California judge rules

The case, for which the plaintiff seeks class-action status, comes after years of missed iMessage problems

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A guide to the top mobile payments options

Apple Pay, Google Wallet or something else? Spending your money just got a whole lot easier.

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Microsoft releases 14 patches for Windows security problems

It's the largest number of patches issued in a single day so far in 2013 and 2014

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Vulnerability leaves iPhones open to fake app attack

Attackers can replace legitimate apps with fake ones that access and steal personal information

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Biggest ever Tor raid hits 410 underground sites; 17 arrested

Tor users are neither 'invisible nor untouchable,' a law enforcement official says. And the government proved it, with massive raids that closed hundreds of sites.

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The iPhone WireLurker malware - what you need to know

The malware is using new methods to target Apple users, but should you be worried?

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Not enough video in your Facebook news feed? Try a better phone

Facebook is delving deeper into the characteristics of phones to help it determine what to show users. Does yours make the cut?

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Apple hires new DC lobbyists for competition, IP issues

The law firm it used to battle Samsung will now lobby the federal government

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North Korea reportedly blocks Facebook and Twitter

The move affects foreigners who live in the country, as well as local citizens were already banned from using the services.

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Starbucks says 1 in 6 payments already mobile

The company said it accounted for 90 percent of mobile payments in the US last year

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Major banks ready their own mobile payment apps

The apps could prove a major competitor for Apple Pay and competing products, if they make it to market.

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MCX says CurrentC is less about tech, more about relationships

The head of the retailer-backed payment system says it welcomes competition and members are free to accept Apple Pay

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Earth imaging start-up lost 26 satellites in Antares explosion

Planet Labs says the failure won't kill its plans, but didn't comment on if the satellites were insured

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Sensitive crypto gear could slow recovery of cargo from destroyed Cygnus spacecraft

The explosion of the Antares supply rocket is a blow for commercial space flight

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California reports huge jump in data breaches

Annual report says records equivalent to almost half the state's residents were lost in 2013.