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

For a list of disclosures and potential conflicts, please see richij.com/bio
 

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This is a weblog of Richi Jennings. The opinions expressed are those of Richi Jennings and may not represent those of Computerworld.

iPhone 7 to get iGPS? Apple secretly buys Coherent Navigation, Inc.

'Venom' vuln poisons your cloud (so patch now)

'Venom' vuln poisons your cloud (so patch now)

Venom is a horrible, horrible bug: Sky falling, film at 11. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers activate awful acronyms...

PageSpeed to be latest dead Google product

PageSpeed to be latest dead Google product

Waddya mean, you've never heard of it?

In memoriam: Dave Goldberg 1967--2015

In memoriam: Dave Goldberg 1967--2015

Taken from his family too soon

LG G4 leaks: 'Gorgeous' Android flagship in real leather (and fake carbon fiber)

LG G4 leaks: 'Gorgeous' Android flagship in real leather (and fake carbon fiber)

These colorful beasts are the LG G4, in all its leather-clad glory. It's no clone. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers are in two minds...

Internet Explorer is an ex-browser (following a prolonged squawk)

Internet Explorer is an ex-browser (following a prolonged squawk)

Microsoft is killing off IE. In Windows 10, the new 'Project Spartan' browser will take the lead. RIP IE: 1995–2015. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers run down the curtain and join the choir-invisible...

Adobe heralds the PAPERLESS OFFICE. Sounds familiar...

Adobe heralds the PAPERLESS OFFICE. Sounds familiar...

Adobe is pleased to announce its all-new Document Cloud service, which, along with the new Acrobat DC apps, will stop you using paper forms, once and for all. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers make like Ned Ludd...

iOS 8.3 update download NOW...ish (Apple Seed not such a *public* beta)

iOS 8.3 update download NOW...ish (Apple Seed not such a *public* beta)

Here's the public beta of the iOS 8.3 update. Or is it? When is 'public' not public? When it's invite-only, apparently. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers don't let the facts get in the way of a good Apple story.

Don't tweet Naked pics of your ex -- Twitter will ban you, OK?

Don't tweet Naked pics of your ex -- Twitter will ban you, OK?

Twitter wants you to stop posting revenge porn and dox. I know you weren't doing this, or planning to, but it's good to know that Del Harvey's @Safety team is looking after our interests, no? In IT Blogwatch, bloggers keep their...

Microsoft FAIL: Windows Stuxnet vuln *still* broken. Also FREAK, so patch now [updated]

Microsoft FAIL: Windows Stuxnet vuln *still* broken. Also FREAK, so patch now [updated]

Second Tuesday comes but one a month, but when it comes, drop everything and patch. One of the patches is a fix for a Stuxnet vulnerability. Yes, that Stuxnet...

Apple Watch -- people HATE it (except $17,000-spendy 'douchebags'). Here's why...

Apple Watch -- people HATE it (except $17,000-spendy 'douchebags'). Here's why...

Yesterday's 'Spring Forward' Apple Watch event garnered plenty of fawning, über-positive press from the usual suspects. But there's also a strong undercurrent of negative sentiment. Unusually strong. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers voice...

STOP! Installing Java on a Mac? Don't just click OK...

STOP! Installing Java on a Mac? Don't just click OK...

Oracle is the latest vendor under fire for (ahem) 'potentially unwanted' shovelware. Mac users installing or updating to the latest version Java are finding their shinies infected with the Ask Toolbar. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers fume...

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