Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 8, 2011

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Comcast recently introduced low-cost Internet connections for low-income families. The program called Internet Essentials will provide speeds similar to DSL and only costs $9.95 a month. To be eligible for the program you can’t be a current Comcast Internet subscriber and must have a child participating in the National School Lunch Program. In other news, the hacker group AntiSec has released 10GB of documents stolen from law enforcement agencies across the United States. Sensitive information was released, including Social Security Numbers and Sheriffs’ private emails. The data dump was in retaliation for recent arrests of high-profile hackers. And finally, Sanford Wallace was charged with 11 federal crimes for sending 27 million spam messages through Facebook’s network. He’s been spamming the Internet for over 15 years and his latest scheme compromised over 500,000 Facebook accounts. If you’ve seen a spam wall post, there’s a good chance Wallace was behind it.

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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