Tom Espiner

Senior Reporter

Tom is a technology reporter for ZDNet.com, writing about all manner of security and open-source issues.Tom had various jobs after leaving university, including working for a company that hired out computers as props for films and television, and a role turning the entire back catalogue of a publisher into e-books.Tom eventually found that journalism was for him, and after a period of freelancing, landed a job as security reporter for ZDNet UK. 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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Spamhaus rejects e-mail charge plan

Spamhaus rejects e-mail charge plan

A leading antispam agency has struck back at moves to charge companies a fixed fee to ensure e-mails are delivered, saying it will erode freedoms. On Monday, Richard Cox, chief information officer at antispam organisation Spamhaus, said that "an e-mail charge will destroy the spirit of the Internet.

February 7, 2006 by in Collaboration

British teen cleared in 'e-mail bomb' case

British teen cleared in 'e-mail bomb' case

A British teenager has been cleared of launching a denial-of-service attack against his former employer, in a ruling that delivers another blow to the UK's Computer Misuse Act.At Wimbledon Magistrates Court in London, District Judge Kenneth Grant ruled on Wednesday that the teenager had not broken the CMA, under which he was charged.

November 2, 2005 by in Collaboration