Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 15, 2012

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Today on Shelly Palmer Digital Living: : I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: there is no reasonable expectation of privacy in the 21st century.  Still, people are irked when they think their privacy is being violated.  The latest uproar is over so called ‘spy planes’ used by Google and Apple to produce extremely detailed maps. They are using 3D mapping technology that captures aerial images, so detailed, that it is possible to tell what brand of pen you are using.  Obviously, this is a new use for some very sophisticated technology, so it’s easy to understand why some people are up in arms about it.  But that’s putting blame in the wrong place.  Technology can’t be good or bad – that’s a distinction reserved for people.  This is perfect opportunity to start talking about what privacy really means in the Information Age. Should companies be allowed to watch you sunbathing in your backyard without asking your permission? Is that a price we’re willing to pay to have 3D maps? Visit to learn more about it. Visit to learn more about it. I’m Shelly Palmer.

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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