Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 31, 2011

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Outside firms provided Libya the technology necessary to spy on its citizens. The French firm Bull SA built Libya a monitoring headquarters that allowed Gadhafi’s regime to track phone calls, instant messages and email. Technology can be used for good or evil and putting it in the hands of oppressive regimes is nothing new. In other news, the creation of a GPS-equipped collar could change the way we study wildlife. Scientists hope the tech will better track how animals organize and live in the while, and create digital diaries of its day. The smart collar could help protect areas terrorized by mountain lions, wolves and coyotes. And finally, Verizon announced that many customers would be eligible for an early phone upgrade. Select customers who would have been eligible between September and May of next year can upgrade to a newer subsidized phone.

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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