Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 12, 2011

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Google announced that laptops running the Chrome operating system would be available starting in June. Acer and Samsung will roll out two models starting at $349 through Amazon and Best Buy. Google’s Chrome OS is a cloud-based system that doesn’t store data or applications on the computer. In other news, social photo sharing sites like Twitpic and Flickr are under attack for having unscrupulous terms of service. The fine print allows many of these sites to not only redistribute your pictures but also own the copyright. Some sites have removed the copyright terms, but make sure you know where your photos are going. And finally, Symantec revealed a security flaw within Facebook that could have compromised user information for years. The flaw allowed nearly 100,000 applications to share user data with unauthorized third parties. Facebook said it has since fixed the problem and there’s no evidence of wrongdoing.

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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