Google announced that laptops running the Chrome operating system would be available starting in June. Acer and Samsung will roll out two models starting at $349 through Amazon and Best Buy. Google’s Chrome OS is a cloud-based system that doesn’t store data or applications on the computer. In other news, social photo sharing sites like Twitpic and Flickr are under attack for having unscrupulous terms of service. The fine print allows many of these sites to not only redistribute your pictures but also own the copyright. Some sites have removed the copyright terms, but make sure you know where your photos are going. And finally, Symantec revealed a security flaw within Facebook that could have compromised user information for years. The flaw allowed nearly 100,000 applications to share user data with unauthorized third parties. Facebook said it has since fixed the problem and there’s no evidence of wrongdoing.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 12, 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).