Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 1, 2011

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Pre-installed key-logging software was found on millions of Android, Nokia and RIM devices. The software called Carrier IQ records everything from keystrokes, web history and text messages then sends the information back to your carrier. It cannot be uninstalled and could be a violation of Federal wiretap laws. In other news, streaming music service Spotify announced that it’s turning itself into a platform for creating music apps. The idea is similar to how Facebook apps work and would allow publishers like Rolling Stone or Billboard create customized listening experiences. And finally, can dentists legally prevent you from leaving bad comments about them online? A company called Medical Justice has been helping dentists carry out this practice for years, by using what many consider bogus “privacy agreements.” A class-action lawsuit was filed that would stop dentists from preventing your online complaints.

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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