Martyn Williams

Martyn Williams covers mobile telecoms, Silicon Valley and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service.


Report: NSA built 'Google-like' search engine for metadata

ICReach sought to provide easy access to billions of pieces of communications metadata...

US warns 'significant number' of major businesses hit by Backoff malware

Backoff malware is stealing credit card details, according to a cybersecurity alert...

In his own words: Best quotes of Steve Ballmer

As he steps down from Microsoft's board, here's a look back at some of his most memorable quotes...

Why would Chinese hackers want hospital patient data?

Medical records data can be a valuable asset, especially in a country where many have no health insurance...

Hackers steal data on 4.5 million US hospital patients

Community Health Systems says the breach occurred in April and June...

7 futuristic authentication systems DARPA is funding

From analyzing the way you walk to your heartbeat, these password killers could be here soon....

Seven ways DARPA is trying to kill the password

From analyzing the way you walk to your heartbeat, these futuristic authentication systems could be here soon...

Smartphone kill-switch bill passes California assembly

The bill is intended to reduce smartphone theft in the state...

Five unanswered questions about massive Russian hacker database

Five unanswered questions about massive Russian hacker database

Lots of questions follow Tuesday's revelation of the amassing of 1.2 billion credentials by Russian hackers...

Massive Russian hack has researchers scratching their heads

Many questions remain after a security company said it had uncovered a huge database of stolen online credentials...

Report: Sprint gives up on pursuit of T-Mobile USA

Newspaper reports cite difficulty getting regulator clearance...

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