Martyn Williams

Senior U.S. Correspondent

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


China's a fast-growing gold mine for Apple

The popularity of its phones and an expanding middle class is leading to record sales

RSA president questions government's role in cybersecurity

Amit Yoran also says the need for intelligence shouldn't slow down the use of encryption

Samsung profits drop as it faces the iPhone 6

The company is banking on new tech and services to attract customers to new smartphones

China, iPhone 6 help Apple to another record quarter

Record sales of the new phone continued into the first three months of this year

Facebook's impressive aerial photo highlights confusion over drone regulations

In releasing a drone photo of its new campus, it appears to have broken two FAA regulations

Friday is your last chance to comment on the FAA's drone regulations

Commercial drones could take widespread flight as early as 2016

Credit card terminals have used same password since 1990s, claim researchers

Many users never changed the password thinking it was unique to them

Comcast abandons $45B Time Warner merger plan

Comcast has abandoned plans to merge with Time Warner Cable. Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts said in a statement:  "Today, we move on. Of course, we would have liked to bring our great products to new cities, but we...

Google, Apple, Amazon spend record amounts on lobbying

Latest filings show increasing spending by some tech heavyweights in Washington, D.C.

US plans Silicon Valley cybersecurity center

New center would promote greater collaboration between the government and private sector

Google's Project Loon close to launching thousands of balloons

Google says it's Project Loon is close to being able to produce and launch thousands of balloons to provide Internet access from the sky.

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