Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 13, 2011

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Senators Kerry and McCain recently introduced legislation to create the first “Privacy Bill of Rights.” The bill prevents companies from collecting and distributing users’ information without consent. But, the new rules are only applicable to sensitive religious, medical or financial data. In other news, U.S. enrollment in computer science programs declined drastically after the dotcom bubble burst a decade ago. But, for the third year in a row, enrollments have increased, up 10% from last fall. While the number of computer science students is steadily rising, women graduates still only account for 13.8% of the students. And finally, Microsoft recently rolled out a massive update for Windows. The update covers 64 vulnerabilities in programs like Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer that allowed hackers to gain remote access to your system. Nine of the updates are critical fixes and if you’re running a Windows machine, you shouldn’t hesitate to update.

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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