Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 20, 2012

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Google bypassed security settings in Apple’s Safari browser to track users with unwanted cookies. Safari blocks third-party cookies from being installed by default, but Google’s workaround does it anyway. Google removed the offending code, but should expect a call from the Federal Trade Commission. In other news, a class action lawsuit against Apple’s iPhone 4 antenna issues has been settled. Starting April 30, anyone in the U.S. who bought an iPhone 4 can receive $15 or a free bumper case. If you haven’t already received a free bumper, you’ll be emailed to file a claim. And finally, after receiving much scrutiny from the public, Foxconn announced that it would raise employees’ salaries up to 25%. The factory makes electronics for many major companies and has received years of complaints about how it treats its over one million workers.

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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