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.
 

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

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Leaked Windows 10 preview build 9901 stripped naked

Leaked Windows 10 preview build 9901 stripped naked

Before next month's expected consumer preview, we're able to see where Microsoft is going with the new features, in leaked build 9901. I got nobody left to believe...

Google says adiós to Spain, dasvidaniya to Russia

Google says adiós to Spain, dasvidaniya to Russia

Google, fresh on the heels of shuttering its doors in Russia, announced it will shortly do the same to its Google News service in Spain. Why? Bloggers (try) to explain a recent law passed in Spain that chased Google away.

Zuck despises Dislike button (but does Facebook HATE you?)

Zuck despises Dislike button (but does Facebook HATE you?)

Updated: We dislike this. Town Hall meeting exposes 'social' company's greed and disdain for users: Mark Zuckerberg -- currently worth $34 billion -- continues to brush off user suggestions. The best he could say was that Facebook...

Android 5.0.1 download NOW for Google Nexus 4/6 and Moto G

Android 5.0.1 download NOW for Google Nexus 4/6 and Moto G

Patched Lollipop for your plastic pal fixes bugs, saves battery (we hope). But for Nexus 5 owners, the only thing we feel is pain. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers have never danced like this before.

The Pirate Bay -- on highway to The Danger Zone?

The Pirate Bay -- on highway to The Danger Zone?

Well, OK, but all the cool kids are using private trackers: Swedish cops ripped The Pirate Bay off the net, when they raided its colo. But while 'IP enforcement' groups play Whac-A-Mole, the real criminals aren't inconvenienced in the...

Now P.O.O.D.L.E. poos on flaw in TLS

Now P.O.O.D.L.E. poos on flaw in TLS

F5 and A10 gear is vulnerable: Remember October's flap about the vulnerability in SSL, known as POODLE? Remember all the smug people running servers that only supported TLS? Well, they may not be so smug this morning. In IT Blogwatch,...

Lizard Squad performs a 'RIGHTEOUS' Sony HACK

Lizard Squad performs a 'RIGHTEOUS' Sony HACK

Sony hacking: the story that never dies. Sony's network security has morphed into a case study of discombobulation and chaos -- unified under a massive field of learning known as "Sony hack."

Apple admits to deleting your iPod music (because confusion)

Apple admits to deleting your iPod music (because confusion)

Yes, it's OK -- let's not confuse the poor widdle users. Apple seems to have admitted that it did in fact silently delete music bought from Real Networks and others. But it's most certainly not Saint Steve's fault. In IT Blogwatch,...

Your device is obsolete: Verizon 3G will DIE, in LTE refarming bombshell

Your device is obsolete: Verizon 3G will DIE, in LTE refarming bombshell

Oh dear -- your VZW 3G will get slower and slower, because LTE: Do you rely on Verizon Wireless 3G EV-DO data service? Well get ready to bend over, because the 3G CDMA party's over. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers consider their options...

FBI visits LA Unified School District -- iPad MEGA PURCHASE looks SUSPICIOUS

FBI visits LA Unified School District -- iPad MEGA PURCHASE looks SUSPICIOUS

Los Angeles: City of Angels. But yesterday, LA could have easily been known as "City investigated by the FBI because of suspicions involving bidding irregularities for iPads purchased as part of the Unified School District's (LAUSD)...

CoreOS shoots a ROCKET at Docker

CoreOS shoots a ROCKET at Docker

Docker, a platform designed to run distributed application 'containers' -- may be getting too complex. Well, according to CoreOS CEO Alex Polvi anyway. Yesterday, Polvi introduced a competing project known as Rocket, intended to help...

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