Richi Jennings

Your humble blogwatcher is an independent analyst/consultant, specializing in blogging, email, spam, and other security topics. He was voted 'Most likely to get up first to sing at karaoke' for 14 years in succession.

Richi Jennings is an independent analyst/consultant, specializing in blogging, email, spam, and other security topics. He's also the main author of Computerworld's The Long View and IT Blogwatch. He has won awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors, ABM/Jesse H. Neal, and B2B Magazine.

He was previously CTO for Samsung Contact. Prior to this, he was at Hewlett-Packard for 14 years, working in a wide variety of engineering, marketing and architect roles, mainly on OpenMail and its predecessor products.

Richi lives in England, is an un-professional DJ, rusty scuba diver, and was voted "Most likely to get up first to sing at karaoke" for 14 years in succession. You can follow him as @richi on Twitter, pretend to be Richi's friend on Facebook, Plus him at +richijennings, or just use boring old email: cw@richij.com.

(And, yes: that's Richi Jennings, not Richie Jennings; capishe?)
 

On quotations used in my articles:

When I quote other websites or writers, I will often edit for the busy reader, using a style based on accepted journalistic norms (e.g., AP; Chicago). The intention is never to change the meaning of the original. Omitted text is marked with an ellipsis (...); altered text is marked with [brackets]; typos are corrected; on extremely rare occasions, I may reorder text. I also aim to stay within the letter and spirit of copyright law: specifically, the U.S. Fair Use and UK Fair Dealing codes.

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Google to TERMINATE Chrome support of old style plug-ins

Faked hack? #GOP pwns Sony networks with cheesy #SKULL

Faked hack? #GOP pwns Sony networks with cheesy #SKULL

Guardians Of Peace want a piece of la SNE: We're told that Sony's entire network is on lockdown. But what's with the childish skull defacement and tone-deaf hashtag? In IT Blogwatch, bloggers sound ever-so-slightly suspicious.

REGIN: 'cyberspy' threat from 2003, snooped on Saudis, Russians, Belgians... [u5]

REGIN: 'cyberspy' threat from 2003, snooped on Saudis, Russians, Belgians... [u5]

SYMC unleashes PR guns on 'advanced' Regin malware: Symantec shys away from blaming the perp, but the spotlight seems to be falling on the NSA and UK's GCHQ. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers open all Five Eyes, wide.

Russians easily 'hack' webcams, like others have for YEARS

Russians easily 'hack' webcams, like others have for YEARS

Webcam hacking is in the news -- and it's bad stuff. But...haven't people been circumventing webcam security using default passwords for years now? How too could anyone forget, recent news about the NSA hacking webcams?

Obama H-1B immigration FAIL

Obama H-1B immigration FAIL

How is this going to fix the tech-worker shortage? Obama is going it alone on immigration policy. But what about the H-1B issue? In IT Blogwatch, bloggers greet gridlock in DC.

Firefox drops Google like a BAD HABIT

Firefox drops Google like a BAD HABIT

"Yahoo + Firefox" -- this was found yesterday, freshly carved on a tree trunk in Sunnyvale, California. Years ago, similar marks were found on a tree in nearby Mountain View, but those read "Google + Firefox."

Twitter's new SUPER SEARCH takes to the air

Twitter's new SUPER SEARCH takes to the air

Social network service Twitter has improved its search engine, allowing users to search through Twitter's entire index of tweets. This represents a vast improvement over the old engine, limited to searching through content less than a...

Intel's new wearable MICA is too sexy for your PHONE

Intel's new wearable MICA is too sexy for your PHONE

Brace yourself, Intel is getting into the fashion business with a new wearable, called MICA. See what fashionable bloggers say about the stylish new wearable.

Is Google Glass extremely boring or simply DEAD?

Is Google Glass extremely boring or simply DEAD?

Google Glass. A subject on the minds (and not on the faces) of many bloggers this weekend. Why is Glass no longer as exciting as it used to be?

Amazon Web Services unveils a bunch of new cloud... stuff

Amazon Web Services unveils a bunch of new cloud... stuff

AWS EC2 Container Service with Docker, Aurora MySQL clone... and Lambda functions? At Amazon's re:Invent shindig in Vegas, the company announces a host of new features for its public-cloud service. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers dig into...

Nexus 6 reviews: Google's Android 5.0 phablet is bigger, but better?

Nexus 6 reviews: Google's Android 5.0 phablet is bigger, but better?

'Shamu' shows its enormous face: The Nexus 6, Google's huge Android 5.0 phablet is here, so it must be time for one of Richi's random review roundups. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers tread the thin line between love and hate.

33 bugs fixed in GIANT Patch Tuesday catch (one is from 1995)

33 bugs fixed in GIANT Patch Tuesday catch (one is from 1995)

Microsoft's trustworthy computing team has been working overtime this month: 14 patches, four are 'critical'. Among the flaws is the 'ancient' MS14-066, which affects every single supported version of Windows (and several older ones)....

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