The FBI recently arrested over a dozen people in the United States suspected of being members of the hacker group Anonymous. The nationwide investigations pulled hackers out of New York, California, New Jersey and Florida. Alleged members of Anonymous have been arrested worldwide for attacking government and big business websites. In other news, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express recently made a deal with will allow customers of Isis carriers to make mobile phone payments. Isis is the mobile-commerce venture formed by the carriers AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile to develop a mobile payment solution. Customers will be able to make point-of-sale purchases using a near-field communications chip. And finally, a recent survey measured user satisfaction of companies and Facebook ranked in the bottom 6%. Facebook received a score of 66, well below the social media leaders Wikipedia and YouTube. The survey reminds Facebook that it’s not immune to competition.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 20, 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).