Tom Espiner

Tom is a technology reporter for ZDNet.com. He covers the security beat, writing about everything from hacking and cybercrime to threats and mitigation. He also focuses on open source and emerging technologies, all the while trying to cut through greenwash.

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Future of surveillance?

Bruce Schneier in his 'Surveillance as performance art' blog post says this story of perpetual scrutiny is the future of government monitoring of citizens. At the moment Hasan Elahi is monitoring himself after being detained by the FBI, but Schneier predicts this high level of monitoring by governments and corporations as eventually being the norm.

October 30, 2006 by Tom Espiner

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Natwest ATM outage

The Natwest planned outage on Saturday night/Sunday morning took revellers by surprise. Outraged punters were seen gesticulating wildly and punching ATM machines in a futile attempt to get at their cash, only to be greeted with a ghostly green "Out of Service" display.

October 30, 2006 by Tom Espiner

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