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 February 2010
The company is releasing software to improve the process of online identification and authentication.
The company is warning people not to surrender personal details to fake Twitter login pages.
Users of competing mobile devices appear to be less keen to open their wallets.
The company is promoting six Gmail Labs experiments and getting rid of five.
A major source of spam and malware has been cut off from its controllers.
The European Commission says it is looking into three separate complaints about Google.
The ruling in a YouTube privacy case, if not overturned on appeal, could put an end to online user-generated content in parts of the world.
The company's annual report says that some of the attacks have been successful.
The company claims that its automatic query and information integration patents are being violated.
The company's DoubleClick advertising technology, originally a tool for large publishers, is now also available for small publishers.
Noting that Apple has ditched Flash for "for suspect reasons and using abhorrent methods (DRM)," the FSF wants Google to deal Flash a "death-blow."
Adobe blogger John Dowdell wants Apple to start communicating openly about its actions rather than through comments relayed by unattributed sources.
To celebrate Photoshop's 20th Anniversary, Photoshop co-creator Russell Brown asked Ansca Mobile to re-create Photoshop 1.0 for the iPhone.
The company is removing "overtly sexual content" from its iTunes App Store in response to complaints from users and developers.
A security researcher claims to have released exploit code that affects Firefox 3.6.
One of the schools has ties to the Chinese military and to a network company with ties to Google's rival Baidu.
Yet another company started by a former Google employee has been acquired by Google.
Web cams in laptops provided a school district with compromising photos of minors in their homes, a lawsuit claims.
Operating undetected for about a year, the criminals behind the cyberattack had control of more than 74,000 computers.
The Web site gathers tweets and online posts about people who are away from home to emphasize the risk posed by advertising one's location.
The company's popular messaging client now connects with LinkedIn, and soon with Facebook and MySpace.
Cross-Site Scripting tops the list, which is designed to help businesses build security into the software procurement process.
Google will be providing a $100,000 grant to The Dalles, Oregon, to build and operate a Wi-Fi cloud that covers the city's business district.
The company sees growing corporate interest in Apple products.
The search giant say it'll build experimental 1-gigabit-per-second broadband networks in a small number of test locations.
The online media sharing and file storage service reports rising interest in cloud storage and apps.
Moving to make social computing more relevant, Google sees its Buzz service as a way to make the world's tweets, status updates, and shared links more meaningful.
Tech news sites have been buzzing about Google's plan to turn mobile phones into universal translators, based on a report in The Times.
In an escalation of its rivalry with Facebook, Google plans to turn Gmail into a social data hub.
The iTunes Store is becoming a bit more accessible to Internet users.
Last year, Microsoft laid off some 800 employees in November. Don Dodge, director of business development for Microsoft's emerging business team, was one of them.
But work remains before large companies can embrace the iPad and iPhone without worry.
Apple's iPad has competition, if only conceptually, before it has even shipped.
An ongoing ad campaign and Internet Explorer's woes have turned Google Chrome into a contender.