Senators Kerry and McCain recently introduced legislation to create the first “Privacy Bill of Rights.” The bill prevents companies from collecting and distributing users’ information without consent. But, the new rules are only applicable to sensitive religious, medical or financial data. In other news, U.S. enrollment in computer science programs declined drastically after the dotcom bubble burst a decade ago. But, for the third year in a row, enrollments have increased, up 10% from last fall. While the number of computer science students is steadily rising, women graduates still only account for 13.8% of the students. And finally, Microsoft recently rolled out a massive update for Windows. The update covers 64 vulnerabilities in programs like Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer that allowed hackers to gain remote access to your system. Nine of the updates are critical fixes and if you’re running a Windows machine, you shouldn’t hesitate to update.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 13, 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).