The United States Supreme Court struck down a California law banning the sale and rental of violent video games to minors. In a 7-2 ruling, the court cited that video games fall under the same free speech entitled to books, plays and movies. Scalia’s majority opinion pointed out the history of depicting violence in children’s books. In other news, a recent survey by Pew Internet Research reveals that e-reader ownership has doubled amongst U.S. adults. 12% of those surveyed now own a device like Amazon’s Kindle, with high competition driving the e-reader prices down. The low price and learning curve make these desirable devices for all. And finally, Google recently disclosed that it complies with a vast majority of government requests for user’s data. As part of Google’s new ‘Transparency Report,’ the United States requested user information around 4,600 times. Google turned over the information 94% of the time.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 28, 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).