The U.S. Congress recently passed an extension for the Patriot Act, leading to four more years of the anti-terrorism mandate. The laws technically allow the FBI to access to billions of gigabytes of user information obtained by companies. President Obama signed the bill into law, despite it having many critics. In other news, according to All Things Digital, Twitter is planning to launch its own photo-sharing service. Currently, services like TwitPic let users take photos from their smartphone and post it right to Twitter. Developers were already told to stop making their own versions. And finally, companies are reaching a tipping point with cyber-attacks and PBS was the most recent victim. Its website got hacked in retaliation for running a documentary about the WikiLeaks scandal. Users’ website login information was posted online, but PBS has already taken it down.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 31, 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).