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Stories by Martyn Williams

Samsung, SKT to demonstrate 7.5Gbps wireless data next week

By Martyn Williams | 24 February, 2015 12:42

Samsung Electronics and South Korean mobile operator SK Telecom plan to demonstrate next week research into future "5G" wireless and data transmission at 7.55Gbps.

Google will acquire mobile wallet technology from Softcard

By Martyn Williams | 24 February, 2015 06:19

The tap-and-pay mobile payments market in the U.S. is getting a little less confusing.

Drone backers mostly welcome US regulator's proposed rules

By Martyn Williams | 18 February, 2015 12:07

Supporters of drone technology gave a mostly warm response to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposals that would open U.S. skies to commercial drone flight.

US aviation regulator proposes opening skies to commercial drones

By Martyn Williams | 16 February, 2015 03:15

The Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Transportation proposed Sunday new regulations that remove many of the barriers to commercial use of drones for applications like photography and surveying, but they don't permit the kind of automated drone use that companies like are eyeing for package delivery.

FAA seen ready to open skies to commercial drones

By Martyn Williams | 15 February, 2015 14:36

The Federal Aviation Administration will announce on Sunday its long-awaited proposed rules for commercial operation of drones.

US government courts Silicon Valley on cybersecurity

By Martyn Williams | 14 February, 2015 05:33

Senior U.S. government officials came to Silicon Valley on Friday to deliver a direct appeal to executives from major companies and the cybersecurity industry: work with us so the nation will be better protected from cyberattacks.

Jeb Bush's email cache held another surprise: Viruses

By Martyn Williams | 13 February, 2015 10:28

In addition to personal phone numbers and email addresses for hundreds of people who corresponded with him, there's something else inside the cache of emails that Jeb Bush released this week: computer viruses.

China's Xiaomi takes first step into U.S. market

By Martyn Williams | 13 February, 2015 08:46

The biggest Android smartphone maker most Americans have probably never heard of is taking its first step into the U.S. market.

More online censorship coming to closed countries, says report

By Martyn Williams | 12 February, 2015 16:02

Authoritarian governments are doubling down on press censorship and becoming more adept at blocking Internet access to uncensored news sources, according to the annual World Press Freedom Index that will be published on Thursday.

Drop in smartphone thefts after kill-switch introduction

By Martyn Williams | 11 February, 2015 16:04

The number of thefts and robberies of smartphones, particularly iPhones, is on the fall in New York, London and San Francisco, according to data to be released Wednesday.

China seen targeting banks, military in Forbes Web attack

By Martyn Williams | 11 February, 2015 06:40

A Chinese hacking group infiltrated the site in November and used it to launch targeted attacks against website visitors from U.S. banking and defense companies, a cybersecurity company said on Tuesday.

New database promises drone no-fly zone around your house

By Martyn Williams | 10 February, 2015 16:04

A California aviation enthusiast will launch on Tuesday a database that promises to allow people to set up "drone no-fly zones" around their properties.

With employee help, ID theft ring allegedly stole $700,000 in Apple gift cards

By Martyn Williams | 06 February, 2015 05:21

Apple products are some of the most expensive and desirable in tech so it makes sense that the company's gift cards are proving an attractive currency for criminals.

New spyware targets iOS devices, steals pictures and data

By Martyn Williams | 05 February, 2015 07:27

A team of hackers that target governments, the military and journalists has turned its attention to the iPhone, according to Trend Micro.

MobileIron seeks to secure corporate data on personal clouds

By Martyn Williams | 04 February, 2015 16:01

When restrictive IT policies push employees to personal smartphone apps to share corporate data, the security of that information is at risk. On Wednesday, MobileIron will release an update to its Content Security Service that seeks to plug that hole.