Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 17, 2011

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The Obama administration is pressuring Congress to pass a “privacy bill of rights” to protect users from being targeted online. The rules would expand the Federal Trade Commission’s power to enforce a do-not-track tool that would prevent companies from gathering data unless you give them the right to. In other news, Facebook’s possible IPO has investors clamoring for shares. People are so eager to invest that some are getting scammed by fake offers to buy shares in the company. Pre-IPO scams are nothing new, but are becoming even more of a problem with the surge of tech startups. And finally, Google is looking to help out U.S. non-profits by offering upwards of $10,000 a month in free AdWords advertising. Google’s Nonprofit Marketplace will serve as a network for organizations to reach professional service providers at a discount. A one-stop application will make you eligible for all the perks.

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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