The Obama administration is pressuring Congress to pass a “privacy bill of rights” to protect users from being targeted online. The rules would expand the Federal Trade Commission’s power to enforce a do-not-track tool that would prevent companies from gathering data unless you give them the right to. In other news, Facebook’s possible IPO has investors clamoring for shares. People are so eager to invest that some are getting scammed by fake offers to buy shares in the company. Pre-IPO scams are nothing new, but are becoming even more of a problem with the surge of tech startups. And finally, Google is looking to help out U.S. non-profits by offering upwards of $10,000 a month in free AdWords advertising. Google’s Nonprofit Marketplace will serve as a network for organizations to reach professional service providers at a discount. A one-stop application will make you eligible for all the perks.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 17, 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).