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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Supreme Court rejects Assange appeal bid

Supreme Court rejects Assange appeal bid

The Supreme Court has dismissed a request by Wikileaks head Julian Assange to reopen his appeal against extradition to Sweden to face questioning over sex crimes.Seven Supreme Court judges found that the reasoning of Assange's defence in making the application was "without merit", the court said in a statement on Thursday.

June 14, 2012 by in Security

Burn: NPfIT has 'failed so far'

Burn: NPfIT has 'failed so far'

At last month's Government UK IT Summit, Andy Burn, head of information management and technology planning for Connecting for Health, made an astonishing statement:"[Government IT projects] have a reputation gained from what's happened in the past. That reputation is deserved.

June 1, 2007 by in Security

Cyber-terrorism discussed on 5 Live

Cyber-terrorism discussed on 5 Live

I took part in quite an interesting discussion on Radio 5 Live on Sunday on cyber-terrorism. Aimed at mainstream listeners, the discussion was on the Donal MacIntyre show at 7pm (link will work for six days).

November 10, 2008 by in Security