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.


US visa system coming back online after major outage

Hundreds of thousands of people are waiting for US visas after significant system problems

The US Navy's warfare systems command just paid millions to stay on Windows XP

Windows XP and other obsolete systems remain critical to the Navy's operations

After photo leak, North Korea said to block Instagram

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

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

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

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

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

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

Uber driver deemed employee by California Labor Commission

The decision is a further challenge to Uber's business model

FBI investigates St Louis Cardinals over Houston Astros hacking

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

US fears second major breach exposed more employee data

Forms containing deeply personal information obtained by hackers, reports say

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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