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 August 2004
Attorney general gets serious about file sharing; private funding helps investigations
It's also launching a managed service for desktop-to-desktop encrypted E-mail as it seeks to extend its services beyond message-content protection.
A new aggressive stance against illegal file sharing, combined with a dragnet against spammers, defines the Justice Department's proactive stance against cybercrime.
A new MessageLabs report says more than 86% of the E-mail it sampled in June was spam--and nearly one in 10 contained a virus.
The proposed legislation would require employers to notify employees about E-mail monitoring, in or out of the office.
The commission ruled that senders of commercial E-mail messages need to get consent to send them to mobile phones and pagers.
The class-action suit filed in San Francisco names 13 companies, including Yahoo and Google.
A 14-count indictment charges that a Romanian hacker and five Americans conspired to steal more than $10 million in equipment from Ingram Micro.
America Online has acquired the anti-spam company Mailblocks.
It released a beta version of Yahoo Local, an expansion and refinement of the local search capabilities it has been pushing for the past few months.