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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 March 2006

Justice Department Spreads Subpoenas

3/29/2006
Search engines aren't the only companies being sent subpoenas. As part of its campaign to demonstrate the futility of Internet filtering, the U.S. Department of Justice has subpoenaed at least 34 Internet companies and software makers. The story is now posted on InformationWeek.com. I discovered this thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request I filed with the Department of Justice. The DOJ complied, though r

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Justice Department Subpoenas Reach Far Beyond Google

3/29/2006
In its effort to uphold the Child Online Protection Act, the U.S. Department of Justice is leaving no stone unturned. In addition to America Online, MSN, and Google, the government has demanded information from at least 34 Internet service providers, search companies, and security software firms, InformationWeek learned through a Freedom of Information Act request.

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Podzinger Searches Video

3/20/2006
Podzinger claims it enables full-text search, compared to rivals that index data associated with audiovisual files such as text transcripts and metadata.

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There's More To Social Networking Than Hype

3/14/2006
I must confess to some skepticism about social networking. Like many caught up in the hype, I joined a social networking service last year. I then proceeded to not use it. I'm probably not the ideal candidate for social networking. I'm not in sales. I don't research companies to invest in. And I'm not currently looking for a job. What's more, as a journalist, it's usually fairly easy to get access to people. I'm not about to start paying to

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Podcast: Interview With Peter Rojas

3/3/2006
Tech hardware blog Engadget turns two today, or so co-founder and editor-in-chief Peter Rojas reports. Coincidentally, Engadget is number two on Technorati's list of the most popular blogs. I interviewed Peter Rojas for an upcoming Q&A in InformationWeek's print edition, and that conversation can be heard as a Post a Comment
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