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Richi Jennings
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Editor, analyst, writer, fool.
ta/dba Richi Jennings Associates

Freelance editor/analyst/writer: 
  • Managing editor for NetAppVoice (Forbes)
  • Managing editor for EIT (
  • Regular writing at: IT Blogwatch (Computerworld) #itbw
Previous editing and writing gigs:
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Richi's current and recent work includes: 
  • Advisory and technology consultancy for eleven GmbH, Karmasphere, MailShell, Metaswitch Networks, Oracle, Panasonic, Xandros, and others. 
  • Carbon footprint and LCA consultancy for EVEA Conseil, McAfee. 
  • Email deliverability consultancy for C/34 Corp., YouFig, ZipDX. 
  • Site editing for NetApp/Forbes, NetApp/CIO, Federated Media and HP.
  • Content-marketing consultancy for Citrix, Commtouch, Federated Media, FireRocket Concepts, HP, IDG UK, IDGe, NetApp, United Media, Symantec, Webroot, and others. 
  • Speaking and panel moderation engagements for Cisco, IBM, Kerio, NetApp, Novell, Revolution Events, Trend Micro, Xandros. 
  • Writing independent white papers for Cisco, Identum, Symantec, Trend Micro, Websense, and others. 
  • General freelance industry analysis work for Ferris Research's clients. 
  • M&A due diligence consultancy for Ferris Capital Partners' clients. 
  • Retention by various law firms as an expert witness in patent law cases (identities of law firms and their clients protected under NDAs). 
  • Consultancy for various hedge funds and other investment institutions (identities of clients protected under NDAs).
Richi holds stock only in blind VC trusts, which invest in startups -- specifically: 
  • Hargreave Hale AIM VCT1&2,
  • ProVen VCT. 
Disclosure last reviewed for accuracy May 10th, 2015.
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ASBPE- and Neal-winner. Manages the most-read Forbes BV page, which also won B2B Mag's Content Marketing award. Manages the most-read IDG BP page. Frequently the most-read writer at Computerworld. Yet, strangely, still a nice bloke. Also not a Lolita.
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    Cybernetics and Comp. Sci., 1983 - 1987
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Editor, analyst, writer
Content marketing, industry analysis, social bickering, foolishness
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    ta/dba Richi Jennings Associates: Award-winning editor (NetAppVoice, HPIOUK), independent industry analyst/consultant, and freelance writer (Computerworld, HPIO, CWUK, Webroot)
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Panic in the cloud, as Europe kills Safe Harbor (@maxschrems cheers)
+Computerworld: It's causing panic in the Legal departments of companies that store European citizens' data (e.g., #Facebook). And it potentially opens the floodgates for a metric ton of privacy lawsuits across the member states of the European Union (EU).

In summary: the #EuropeanCourtofJustice (ECJ) ruled that the self-certified protections promised by Safe Harbor weren't worthy of Europe's ideal of privacy "as a human right." So they've kicked the whole caboodle back to the various information commissioners of the 28 member states.

What a mess.

In #ITBW, bloggers break out the popcorn.
Europe has invalidated the Safe Harbor agreement. At a stroke, Facebook and more than 4,000 other companies can no longer legally move personal data from Europe to the USA...
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Why would he be fool enough to believe this system again???  If all he has stated was true?
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gorgeous ! :)  xx 
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At #GoogleNexus event, “Ryu” #PixelC #Android tablet—“Such incredible power”
Ryu vs. Surface vs. iPad Pro... FIGHT!
+Computerworld: The 10-inch device sports super-high-end hardware, according to industry deep-throats. (But the usual rumor caution applies, given the single-source nature of the leak.)

But why's it not a Chrome-OS device? Sometimes, the most important battle is the battle within.

In #ITBW, bloggers are as fast as the wind, as quiet as the forest, as daring as fire, and immovable as the mountain.
The Google Nexus event will also show the Pixel C: an Android tablet, with detachable keyboard, in the mold of Surface and iPad Pro...
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In the words of the most famous Ryu: "I'd like some pound cake!"
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#SilentCircle tries again: #Blackphone2 review roundup
+Computerworld: This time, it's fast, usable, and based around hardware you might actually want to use.
In #ITBW , bloggers rhyme paranoid with something else.
Blackphone 2 by Silent Circle is here. Phil Zimmerman's privacy-enhanced Android phone is reincarnated. But it's a bit spendy. Still, what price security, eh?
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BBQ haha
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#Apple #iPhone 6s release date: Today. Plus it's magical
On this day of days, I withhold my usual measure of snark
+Computerworld: We now know it's stronger, has a slightly smaller battery, and is relatively easy to repair. It has better cameras, a few new features, and is distracting New-York Catholics from a certain high-profile visitor.

Depending on who you listen to, Apple either has another huge hit on its hands, or is in deep trouble with a mere incremental release. We shall see, eh?

In #ITBW, bloggers wait in line.
It's the iPhone 6s release date. Apple fans around the world rejoice (well, so long as you live in one of the 12 countries blessed with the first wave of 6s and 6s Plus sales)...
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Awww... Apple is releasing another iPhone, isn't that cute?
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Confirmed: #Nexus 5X and 6P release date RSN
...and here's a leaked image of the 6P phablet
+Computerworld: And now we know what they'll be called. But why the giddy excitement about a couple of "developer" phones?

Pure Android—with no weird, vendor-specific addons. And fast updates to the latest OS builds.

In #ITBW , bloggers can't wait... 
#nexus5x   #nexus6p   #google   #android  
Next week is new-Nexus time. At release date, we expect two new Google Android devices to be available. And now we know what they'll be called. But why the giddy excitement about a couple of "developer" phones?
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+Brandon Blackmoor​ the new Nexus devices should most likely have Wi-Fi calling for T-Mobile customers. It was enabled on the Nexus 6 through a software update some time back. I wish I had it on my current (old) Nexus 5.
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iPhone malware YiSpecter -- in the App Store almost a YEAR
Apple ignored the problem for seven months, according to AV firm
+Computerworld: More proof, were proof needed, that iOS is not invulnerable to malware.

Some outlets report the problem is limited to China. However, that doesn't seem credible, seeing as at least one of the vectors isn't unique to China.

In IT Blogwatch, bloggers eyeroll.
iPhones are vulnerable to malware distributed via the Apple App Store. YiSpecter is the latest malicious app that Apple's crack security team let slip through the net -- despite being warned about the problem in February...
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+MLG Scoper 420 faze it XDdDdDddd that virus CAN infect non-jailbroken iphones too
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#Microsoft and #Google are only burying the hatchet because they each have enough #patents to cancel out the other's. +Stephen Glasskeys​ curates in +Computerworld#itbw...
Microsoft and Google kiss and make-up, drop silly patent feud
~Nadella: Yo, no patent wars, I'm running a kinder Microsoft
Throwing chairs never solved much of anything. So when Satya Nadella began as Microsoft's CEO, he decided to take the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference...
In today's #ITBW  for +Computerworld, bloggers wish Nadella ran Microsoft years ago.
#microsoft   #google   #patents  
Throwing chairs never solved much of anything. So when Satya Nadella took over as Microsoft's CEO, he decided to take the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference...
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Monopoly in secret...
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The Chairman smiles at Tim Cook. Apple's announced it's rolling out Apple Music to the Middle Kingdom, with every expectation it will be just as successful as it is in the US...
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Isn't that the truth +Richi Jennings​. I'm surprised they didn't claim to invent streaming music...
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Well said, Emmy and +Stevie Miller... 
[speaking as the guy who does the shopping and cooking in our household]
Men can be and are wonderful fathers, incredible chefs, immaculate housekeepers, savvy shoppers, and the loving and nurturing figures in a family. Let's see fewer dumb movies where the entire plot is that Dad can't be left alone with the kids and more examples of real and loving men in real families.
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BOTH parents are very important in a child's life.  Dads can take care of kids just as well as moms can, they just have different styles.  :)
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#Apple #iOS 9.0.1 lockscreen still broken -- another nasty #privacy fail ~ José Rodriguez is at it again. When will Apple rearchitect the lockscreen?
+Computerworld: Your humble blogwatcher was contacted a few days back by the now-infamous José "VBarraquito" Rodriguez. He's found yet another privacy bug in the latest iOS's lockscreen. Apple has rushed out a patch for iOS 9.0, but is the bug actually fixed?

Do you see the pattern here? José Rodriguez reported lockscreen failings in iOS versions 5.1–5.1.1, 6.0–6.1.3, 7.0–7.0.1, 8.0–8.3, 9.0 and now he says the bug is still in 9.0.1.

In #ITBW , bloggers experience déjà vu all over again [RIP, Yogi].
Yet again, iOS 9.0 has a nasty lockscreen vulnerability. It allows anyone to see your photos and contacts. Surely it's time Apple got the root of the problem, rather than just duct-taping the edges...
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Good luck with security  
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Yep, looks like +BNO News got hacked.
 Scamspam received at unique address from (SPF valid).

Update for the record: BNO replied to imply they got phished, not hacked. 
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No we've only been "phished." (Yet these emails originate from our servers.) Hmm
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