5 reasons why IBM is full of FAIL

By Richi Jennings (@richi ) - December 20, 2011.IBM has just published its top five predictions for technology in 2016. And, by golly, what a load of utterly bogus, crazy rubbish they are. "5 in 5"? More like Zero in five. Energy...

Security in 2012: Let's start at the endpoint

By Richi Jennings (@richi ) - December 14, 2011.What security trends should we look out for in 2012? How should organizations protect against new breeds of threat? Here are my thoughts about endpoint protection trends, in The Long...

Facebook "sponsored stories" in timeline violate your privacy?

When is advertising not advertising? When Facebook says so, apparently. It's a tale of a PR car-crash in the making. It speaks volumes about Facebook's attitude, about how much it really cares about your privacy, in The Long View... ...

How NOT to build buzz for your new BlackBerry, RIM

There was frightening news from Indonesia ten days ago, when a BlackBerry launch event turned into first a riot, and then a dangerous stampede. The incident hospitalized three and caused 90 others to lose consciousness. Now the...

Carrier IQ is BYOD kiss of death -- urgent action required

Does your enterprise operate a Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) policy? Are your employees running around with their own iPhones, rather than the company-supplied BlackBerry?The scare over the Carrier IQ spyware/rootkit should make you...

Stupid idea: Ban email at huge IT company (Atos)

By Richi Jennings (@richi ) - November 30, 2011.Atos (formerly Atos Origin) has announced that it's abandoning its use of email. Seriously? A $13 billion company that operates in 42 countries is going to stop using email? That's the...

Verizon Galaxy Nexus LTE pre-order no-show

What's the deal with the LTE Galaxy Nexus on Verizon Wireless? When's the release date, and when can we pre-order it? After all the foggy rumor shenanigans over Black Friday, we now have enough triangulation to be confident. ...

Verizon Galaxy Nexus LTE release date rumor: Nov 29

Let's look at the latest rumors 'round the Verizon Wireless Galaxy Nexus LTE release date. While JR is no doubt recovering from severe turkey-excess, we'll see if we can shed some light on this thing...Artem Russakovskii noticed this...

PhoneDog hits back re. @NoahKravitz Twitter lawsuit

Remember the earlier articles about the employer that asked its departing employee to give it back "his" Twitter account? You've heard the employee's side of the story, now we finally have a statement from the employer. In many ways,...

Sued Twitter-user @NoahKravitz speaks up

Remember yesterday's article about the employer that asked its departing employee to give it back "his" Twitter account? Here's the ex-employee's side of the story... As you may recall, this employer -- PhoneDog Media (PDM) --...

Who owns your Twitter account: Your employer?

By Richi Jennings (@richi ) - November 15, 2011.Here's an odd story: An employer asked its departing employee to give it back the Twitter account he'd been using while employed. He said no, so the employer sued him for $340,000....

Socially engineered attacks on business bank accounts

By Richi Jennings (@richi ) - November 8, 2011.Your business banking account is under threat from scammers posing as your bank. Yes, we've all heard of phishing, but this is different. Modern protections against bogus online bank...

Has Carbonite had a privacy breach? I'm getting spam.

Oh ****, where's all this spam coming from? It looks like Carbonite, Inc. has been giving out customers' personal information. The company's admitted giving my email address to a third party, despite promising that it wouldn't....

Galaxy Nexus release date confirmed; ICS Android flagship sails soon

Samsung Electronics, the self-styled "top smartphone maker", has now confirmed the Galaxy Nexus release date in Europe, but is being slightly fuzzier about the U.S. date. However, we should see the long-anticipated reference Android...

Microsoft unveils new anti-Android stratagem

By Richi Jennings (@richi ) - October 24, 2011.It's no surprise that Microsoft is attacking Android with its intellectual property portfolio. However, the big news in the mobile platform world this weekend was Microsoft's latest...

iPhone app spyware: Shocking enterprise risks

By Richi Jennings (@richi ) - October 20, 2011.Many iPhone apps are stuffed with spyware. That's the worrying conclusion from Troy Hunt's recent analysis of network traffic generated by popular iOS apps. Enterprises using iPhones...

Yes! Jailbreak iOS 5 for iPhone 4, 3GS, and iPad

The jailbreak for iOS 5, on your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, or original iPad seems to be ready for prime-time. The usual bleeding-edge suspects have discovered the bugs, and the Dev Team's fixed them; so now you should be ready to escape...

"Spam is up!" "Spam is down!" Who's right?

By Richi Jennings (@richi ) - October 13, 2011.[Updated with comment from Microsoft's Terry Zink]Two recently released sets of statistics about spam make very different reading. One says spam levels have fallen to historic lows; ...

Is cloud computing green? Yes! And, err, no.

Does cloud computing actually save energy? Would moving some of your data center workload to the cloud reduce your greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions? A survey held at an event I recently attended indicated that most CIOs and other...

Sloppy advice about drowning in email

Have you heard about the Email Charter? It's a series of rules to help people use email more efficiently, and not allow it to become our master. However, while it's a laudable goal, there are several things wrong with it. I've...

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