Can Your Boss Read Your Txts?

June 17, 2010 – Today’s most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment:

Txt With Care: Can your boss read your text messages on a pager or phone the company pays for? According to a California Supreme Court ruling the answer is, yes. The high court ruled that a California Police department had the right to read text messages sent on a work-sanctioned cell phone. The moral of the story? Keep your online personal and professional lives separate, the boss may be reading your mail.

FCC To Reclassify Broadband: The FCC is beginning a process that will reclassify broadband access to the Internet as a utility – a move which will give the FCC permission to regulate a nationwide broadband network and enforce net neutrality laws. As you can imagine some people are very happy about this, others … not so much.

AOL Dumps Bebo: Two years after purchasing the social network Bebo for $850 million, AOL has sold it to Criterion Capital Partners for less than $10 million. So long Bebo, we hardly knew ya.

Today’s Video — Shelly’s take on Apple’s iPad

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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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