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Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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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.

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posted in April 2008

Al Gore's Top Secret Speech At RSA

4/10/2008
If any RSA Conference attendee wants to loan me his or her RSA badge on Friday afternoon for about an hour, send me an e-mail. I was planning to attend Al Gore's keynote on emerging green technologies that day from 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM, but it turns out that members of the media aren't going to be allowed in. Evidently, Gore will be discussing the ingredients in
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The Cybercrime Economy

4/9/2008
Dot-coms daunted by the financial downturn would be well advised to look to the cybercrime economy. Cybercriminals "have very sound business models," said Joe St Sauver, manager of Internet2 Security Programs through the University of Oregon at an RSA Conference panel on Wednesday, "better than many corporate business plans I routinely see."

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The Risk Of Online Storage

4/7/2008
HP's new entry into the online storage arena, Upline, looks like a reasonably good deal. For $59 per year, a single user gets unlimited online storage, with sharing, publishing, and search capabilities. That's about how much EMC's Mozy charges for its online backup service.

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