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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After photo leak, North Korea said to block Instagram

Fire at iconic hotel could be trigger for the country's first known Internet filter.

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Google's driverless car fleet to double as it prepares for new tests

The company operates more than half of the autonomous cars permitted to drive on California roads

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Lyft to pay $300,000, make insurance changes in settlement with New York

The company had been accused of operating an illegal car for-hire service in the state

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US visa system won't be back online until at least next week

A hardware failure has stopped any visas from being issued at US embassies

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FCC plans to fine AT&T $100 million over 'unlimited' data plans

The government says AT&T should have made throttling clearer to customers.

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Uber driver deemed an employee by California Labor Commission

The company was ordered to reimburse a single driver $4,152, but the decision could completely blow up Uber's business model.

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Amazon to call on US Congress for fewer drone restrictions

The company wants to make money delivering items by drone in 30 minutes or less

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FBI investigates St Louis Cardinals over Houston Astros hacking

Suspicions were raised after internal Astros information began appearing online last year.

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FBI investigating series of fiber cuts in San Francisco Bay Area

Ten fiber cuts over four nights in the last year has investigators interested

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US fears second major breach exposed more employee data

Forms containing deeply personal information obtained by hackers, reports say.

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Problems hit US computer system for visas and passports

An outage on the same database last year affected almost 200,000 people

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Hacked data on millions of US gov't workers was unencrypted, union says

Massive breach of government data said to expose personal information on millions

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Two years on, Google's Project Loon drifts into focus

Google X project is clearing technical and price hurdles, but commercial plans are still unknown

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North Korea threatens cyber attacks on US

The country has reacted to news it was the target of a Stuxnet-like attack

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US to require HTTPS for all government websites

All public sites will be required to use the protocol by the end of 2016