Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 31, 2011

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The U.S. Congress recently passed an extension for the Patriot Act, leading to four more years of the anti-terrorism mandate. The laws technically allow the FBI to access to billions of gigabytes of user information obtained by companies. President Obama signed the bill into law, despite it having many critics.  In other news, according to All Things Digital, Twitter is planning to launch its own photo-sharing service. Currently, services like TwitPic let users take photos from their smartphone and post it right to Twitter. Developers were already told to stop making their own versions. And finally, companies are reaching a tipping point with cyber-attacks and PBS was the most recent victim. Its website got hacked in retaliation for running a documentary about the WikiLeaks scandal. Users’ website login information was posted online, but PBS has already taken it down.

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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