Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 24, 2011

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Facebook will soon update its privacy settings to allow better user control over what you share. The update will let you customize exactly who gets to see every piece of your information from religion to photos. The update is drastically needed after years of complaints for users and the government. In other news, adult filmmakers have started a massive legal campaign, suing over 200,000 people who have illegally downloaded pornographic movies. This dwarfs legal efforts by the music industry whose largest lawsuit sought damages from 23,000 people. If you’ve been served a letter, your ISP knows what you’re using its connection for. And finally, China officially passed the United States as the world’s largest personal computer market. The diminishing U.S. manufacturers and dominance of China’s own Lenovo is shifting the consumer market. China has become the Holy Grail for tech manufacturers.

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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