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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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


EasyJet turning to drones for aircraft inspections

Airline hopes drones can reduce the amount of time aircraft are out of service

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As PC interest wanes, Computex loses its luster

Computex struggles to find its focus in the midst of the PC's decline.

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CSC to split in two, spin off US public sector work

Computer Sciences Corporation, founded in 1959, is becoming two companies

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Throw this drone into the air and it'll follow you around, taking pictures

Presales of the new Lily camera drone began on Tuesday ahead of a launch in early 2016.

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China is a fast-growing gold mine for Apple

So far in 2015, Apple has sold more iPhones in China than in the United States.