Martyn WilliamsSenior U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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RSA president questions government's role in cybersecurity

Amit Yoran also says the need for intelligence shouldn't slow down the use of encryption

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Samsung profits drop as it faces the iPhone 6

The company is banking on new tech and services to attract customers to new smartphones

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Facebook's impressive aerial photo highlights confusion over drone regulations

In releasing a drone photo of its new campus, it appears to have broken two FAA regulations

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Friday is your last chance to comment on the FAA's drone regulations

Commercial drones could take widespread flight as early as 2016

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US drone completes first in-flight refueling

The X-47B refueling test will lead to a future Navy drone program.

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Researchers reveal the default password for a credit card terminal

Many users never changed the password thinking it was unique to them, so they've remained the same for decades. And here it is.

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Comcast said to abandon Time Warner merger plan

Official announcement could come as early as Friday, says report.

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Drone found on roof of Japanese PM's office in Tokyo

Police discovered trace amounts of radiation on the four-propeller drone

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Google, Apple, Amazon spend record amounts on lobbying

Latest filings show increasing spending by some tech heavyweights in Washington, D.C.

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US plans Silicon Valley cybersecurity center

The new center would promote greater collaboration between the government and private sector.

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Uber must face charges it discriminates against blind passengers

A judge has ruled Uber does have to answer complaints it contravened several laws.

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Shape-shifting robot reveals secrets of Fukushima reactor

Robots reveal high radioactivity but little debris in their important mission.

Google's Project Loon close to launching thousands of balloons

Google says its Project Loon is close to being able to produce and launch thousands of balloons to provide Internet access from the sky.

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Uber lawsuit over alleged India rape heading to mediation

Both sides have agreed to try to settle the claim without a trial

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MIT develops wireless trackpad for your thumbnail

Tiny wireless device is still a prototype, but brings a new way to control electronics