Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 7, 2011

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An appeals court ruled that the U.S. government must come clean on its cellphone tracking policies. Currently, if you’re a suspect, law enforcement has the ability to track you through any location-based technology you use. Doing so without your knowledge could be a violation of privacy rights. In other news, many businesses rely on being found through Google Maps’ search results. Unfortunately, malicious users are abusing the error reporting system and marking many businesses permanently closed. The misreporting has become so rampant that business owners are lashing out at Google to stop the damage. And finally, Amazon will soon let shoppers pick up deliveries through special P.O. boxes at 7-11 stores. If you’re never home for deliveries, you’ll eventually be able to scan a barcode and pick up your package without the worry of it being stolen off your doorstep.

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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