Amazon.com has stopped hosting WikiLeaks on its servers. In a tweet, WikiLeaks responded by saying, “If Amazon are so uncomfortable with the first amendment, they should get out of the business of selling books.” Wrong, the first amendment says the government can’t legislate what we say, Amazon is a private business and has the absolute right to business as they please – that’s what the first amendment says. In other news, YouTube viewers can now choose to skip pre-roll ads when watching videos on the site. What’s in it for advertisers? They only pay if the viewer actually watches their ads. And finally, people do strange things when their hearts get broken, one jilted ex found an interesting and relatively harmless way to get back at his cheating ex-girlfriend. He hacked into her Netflix account and kept rating movies until Netflix started recommending movies for her that included: “The Scarlett Letter,” “Unfaithful,” “Indecent Proposal,” “Bambi.” Not subtle.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 3, 2010
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).