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.

If an organization or individual so quoted objects to being quoted in this way, they can request an edit or complete removal by tweeting @RiCHi or leaving a comment at the bottom of the article; the request will then be considered by Computerworld editorial staff.
 

Disclosures

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Google has a new logo. Who moved our cheese? Alphabet did

Apple iPhone jailbreak? STOP! KeyRaider is your worst iOS nightmare made real [u2]

Apple iPhone jailbreak? STOP! KeyRaider is your worst iOS nightmare made real [u2]

Don't jailbreak your iPhone or iPad. That's the stark warning given by some commentators after a huge hack came to light. 225,000+ Apple accounts got hijacked, thanks to the KeyRaider iOS malware from a Chinese Cydia repo...

Rumors: Apple TV update super-spendy. Launch date 9/9 (at iPhone 6s bash)

Rumors: Apple TV update super-spendy. Launch date 9/9 (at iPhone 6s bash)

The Apple TV 4 will cost $200 (or $150, depending on who you believe). It's expected to be launched next week at Apple's 9/9 iPhone 6s event, with a release date sometime next month...

Mark Zuckerberg had 1,000,000,000 sheeple on Facebook, Monday

Mark Zuckerberg had 1,000,000,000 sheeple on Facebook, Monday

For the first time, Facebook recorded more than a billion active users in a day: Monday saw about 15% of the world's population log in to watch cat videos, argue about politics, stalk ex-lovers, and publicly complain about bad...

Google Container Engine: Could it be evil?

Google Container Engine: Could it be evil?

Google Container Engine is out of beta. The search-engine-cum-advertising-broker is also all about that containerization. But is Google's use of open-source projects such as Docker and Kubernetes *entirely* unselfish?

FAIL: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 S-Pen -- RTFM, you're inserting it wrong

FAIL: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 S-Pen -- RTFM, you're inserting it wrong

Samsung comes under intense criticism for Galaxy Note 5 design flaw. If you insert the S-Pen upside-down, it gets stuck. Removing it damages the motherboard -- probably beyond repair...

This Ashley Madison hack story keeps getting worse and worse [u4]

This Ashley Madison hack story keeps getting worse and worse [u4]

The Ashley Madison hack continues to make headlines. Naturally, that's because the news keeps getting worse. Worse for website owners Avid Media Group. And worse for the REAL victims, more importantly -- the people named in the hacked...

Apple iPhone 6 Plus recall -- camera blurry-gate

Apple iPhone 6 Plus recall -- camera blurry-gate

Apple admits its iPhone 6 Plus may have a hardware boo-boo. Some were made with a faulty rear camera, which is causing blurred pictures. So, no, you're not going mad. The blurry photos aren't your fault...

This is why Samsung will fail to steal iPhone fans

This is why Samsung will fail to steal iPhone fans

Samsung would like you to test-drive one of its flagship phones. iPhone users can try one for 30 days, with (ahem) ''no obligation.'' It's free (if you don't count the $1 fee and the risk you might break or lose it)...

OOPS: Google ''loses'' your cloud data (sky falling; film at 11)

OOPS: Google ''loses'' your cloud data (sky falling; film at 11)

Google is sorry to report it's lost some cloud customers' data. Lightning struck four times near its St. Ghislain, Belgium data center. From cloud to cloud, as't were, causing some storage to go bye-bye...

Ashley Madison sex-cheat data -- it's FAR worse than you think

Ashley Madison sex-cheat data -- it's FAR worse than you think

Ashley Madison hackers released the site's user data, as threatened. Or, at least, that's what they say they've done. But it's likely that much of the data is forged or bogus in some way...

iPhone 6s release date confirmed by carriers

iPhone 6s release date confirmed by carriers

The iPhone 6s release date seems beyond doubt now. Apple is confidently believed to be releasing the new models on September 18 in tier-one countries. This will follow a launch date thought to be September 9...

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