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Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
Blog Posts: 10

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

Isis Flees Brand Tainted by Terror

7/9/2014
There's no such thing as bad publicity, unless the publicity is really bad. Just ask the mobile payments service formerly known as Isis.

Study: Data Breaches Becoming More Expensive

10/23/2006
The 2006 average was $182 per compromised record, including the cost of detection, escalation, notification, and follow-up help to victims. The Ponemon Institute's 2005 study cited a figure of $132 per record.

Search Engines Find Stolen Identities

8/18/2005
The prevalance of identity theft, and the fact that search engines provide links to pages containing personal data, is fueling a debate over whether search-engine companies should be working harder to address privacy issues and whether they should be held accountable for privacy violations.

Privacy Pays For Banks

4/5/2005
Customers with a high degree of trust in their bank are more likely to use online financial services, which generate more profit for banks than offline transactions.

Law Requires ChoicePoint To Disclose Fraud

2/17/2005
An identity-theft ring gained access to 145,000 consumer records held by ChoicePoint, which later notified consumers as required under California law SB-1386.

MasterCard Goes Fishing For Phishers

8/5/2004
MasterCard International and digital-fraud-detection firm NameProtect have joined to fight illegal online activities, principally "phishing" schemes and the online trading of stolen credit card numbers.

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