Profile of Thomas ClaburnEditor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
Member Since: 11/15/2013
News & Commentary Posts: 4491
Thomas Claburn has been writing about business and technology since 1996, for publications such as New Architect, PC Computing, InformationWeek, Salon, Wired, and Ziff Davis Smart Business. Before that, he worked in film and television, having earned a not particularly useful master's degree in film production. He wrote the original treatment for 3DO's Killing Time, a short story that appeared in On Spec, and the screenplay for an independent film called The Hanged Man, which he would later direct. He's the author of a science fiction novel, Reflecting Fires, and a sadly neglected blog, Lot 49. His iPhone game, Blocfall, is available through the iTunes App Store. His wife is a talented jazz singer; he does not sing, which is for the best.
Articles by Thomas Claburn
posted in October 2004
Google tool indexes hard drives; could raise security issues
There is some confusion about threats posed by the new search tool. Google says common sense is enough of a patch.
State officials say it's not clear if names and Social Security numbers were accessed or stolen but urge individuals to take precautions against identity theft.
The computer maker and a nonprofit organization have launched a project to teach people about spyware and how to avoid it.
Once protected by proprietary technology, industrial controls face increased security threats, a report says.
FTC alleges that Sanford Wallace distributed spyware that created pop-up ads on victims' computers in order to sell his company's anti-spyware software.
The legislation, which takes effect Jan. 1, requires businesses to tell consumers what companies they share data with or provide an opt-out option.
In upholding a lower court's ruling, the Supreme Court rejected arguments that the Do Not Call list violates telemarketers' First Amendment rights.
Concerned about spam? Maybe you should be worried about the E-mail your own employees are sending.