Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 19, 2011

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A federal judge dismissed a harassment case that could have set a precedent for freedom of speech online. The defendant was accused of posting thousands of messages on Twitter, threatening a Buddhist religious leader. The judge argued that the constitution protects public speech online. In other news, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee postponed voting on the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act until further notice. The bill would force ISPs to blacklist websites believed to violate copyright laws. Experts warn that the legislation could cause great damage to Internet security. And finally, a new network of satellites will improve the accuracy of GPS receivers. A GPS device requires four satellites to find where you’re located and the U.S. only has a total of thirty in orbit. The new network would make GPS accurate to within three feet of the device.

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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