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.


Smartphone thefts plummet after kill-switch introduction

Thefts and robberies of smartphones fell in three big cities with iPhones leading the pack

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China seen targeting banks, military in Forbes web attack

Flash and Internet Explorer vulnerabilities were used in targeted attack, say security companies

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New database promises drone no-fly zone around your house

Requests will be honored by three drone companies but are not legally binding

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With employee help, ID theft ring allegedly stole $700,000 in Apple gift cards

Five people have been indicted in scheme that took advantage of Apple 'instant credit' gift cards.

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New iOS spyware steals pictures, data, and more even from non-jailbroken iPhones

Spyware from a pro-Russian group is targeting iPhones, whether they're jailbroken or not, says Trend Micro

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MobileIron seeks to secure corporate data on personal clouds

New service wants to keep data secure while allowing employees to use personal services

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Pilot's selfies could have caused deadly air crash

A GoPro camera captured the pilot and passengers taking pictures with flash during nighttime flight

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Hundreds apply for FAA drone licenses

Despite many requirements, companies are eager to fly drones

BMW cars found vulnerable in Connected Drive hack

An attacker could mimic a BMW server and remotely unlock a car, researchers found.


Apple now neck-and-neck with Samsung after monster quarter

As iPhone 6 propelled Apple, Samsung sales dropped because of competition in China.

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Uber passenger who alleged Delhi rape sues in US

She says Uber was negligent and should never have hired the accused as a driver

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Sony Mobile said to be planning 1,000 more job cuts

The staff reduction is reportedly an attempt to return Sony's smartphone business to profitability.

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Apple tops Chinese smartphone market for the first time

The popularity of the iPhone 6 helped Apple beat out Xiaomi to become number one in China, according to a market researcher

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DEA cameras tracking hundreds of millions of car journeys across the US

The existence of the database was revealed in documents obtained under a Freedom of Information request

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North Carolina could be next in Google Fiber roll-out

Reported launch would be first in a big expansion planned for this year