Martyn Williams

Senior U.S. Correspondent

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

BlackBerry KeyOne smartphone to launch in U.S. and Canada in late May

Twitter pulls lawsuit after feds back down

Twitter pulls lawsuit after feds back down

Twitter has withdrawn a lawsuit it filed on Thursday against the U.S. government after the U.S. Customs and Border Protection withdrew a demand that it reveal details about a Twitter account that is critical of the agency.

Twitter sues U.S. government for demanding it unmask an 'alt' account

Twitter sues U.S. government for demanding it unmask an 'alt' account

Twitter is suing the Department of Homeland Security and alleging the government is misusing an investigative tool as part of a witch-hunt to uncover who's behind a Twitter account critical of the immigration service.

Trump extends Obama executive order on cyberattacks

Trump extends Obama executive order on cyberattacks

President Donald Trump is extending by one year special powers introduced by former President Barack Obama that allow the government to issue sanctions against people and organizations engaged in significant cyberattacks and...

Top-secret X-37B space plane is about to break another record

Top-secret X-37B space plane is about to break another record

The U.S. Air Force's top-secret autonomous space plane, the X-37B, is days away from breaking its own longevity record. The aircraft, which looks like a mini Space Shuttle, is on schedule next week to spend its record-setting 675th...

Cornell has a radio-on-a-chip for the whole world

Cornell has a radio-on-a-chip for the whole world

Researchers at Cornell University have developed a new type of radio-on-a-chip that could mean cheaper, more flexible wireless systems.

Inside the Russian Yahoo hack: How they did it

Inside the Russian Yahoo hack: How they did it

One mistaken click. That's all it took for hackers aligned with the Russian state security service to gain access to Yahoo's network and potentially the email messages and private information of as many as 500 million people.

4 charged, including Russian gov't agents, for massive Yahoo hack

4 charged, including Russian gov't agents, for massive Yahoo hack

The Department of Justice charged four people, including two Russian state intelligence agents, for their involvement in a massive hack of Yahoo that affected half a billion accounts.

Say goodbye to the camera bump with this smartphone concept

Say goodbye to the camera bump with this smartphone concept

Engineers at Germany's Fraunhofer Institute have developed a smartphone camera module that's thin enough to be squeezed inside a smartphone, removing the need for a "camera bump" without compromising on quality.

This tiny chip could revolutionize smartphone and IOT security

This tiny chip could revolutionize smartphone and IOT security

Engineers at South Korea's SK Telecom have developed a tiny chip that could help secure communications on a myriad of portable electronics and IOT devices.

SK Telecom pushes for interoperable quantum crypto systems

SK Telecom pushes for interoperable quantum crypto systems

SK Telecom and Nokia have developed a prototype quantum cryptography system that combines the South Korean company's quantum key server with an encryption device from Nokia.

NTT DoCoMo demos VR control of robots over 5G

NTT DoCoMo demos VR control of robots over 5G

At this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Japan's NTT DoCoMo is demonstrating remote control of robots via a wireless virtual reality system over a next-generation 5G wireless link.

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