Verizon stated that while it’s offering an unlimited data plan for new iPhone 4 subscribers, they reserve the right to throttle the connections of those hogging data. The restrictions are for the top 5% of bandwidth-consuming users, and only when the usage is affecting surrounding customers. In other news, telecomm company Vodafone claims that Egypt forced them to send propagandistic text messages to its customers. The pro-Mubarak statements urged people to “confront the traitors” and even signed the message with Vodafone’s name. The company says the texts had been sent since the beginning of the protests without their control. And finally, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is attempting to crowdsource fraud reports. The new agency aims to be a “21st century regulator” and has launched the website ConsumerFinance.gov to help consumers report malicious companies. By using the Internet, the agency hopes to detect issues in the market much sooner.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 4, 2011
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).