Outside firms provided Libya the technology necessary to spy on its citizens. The French firm Bull SA built Libya a monitoring headquarters that allowed Gadhafi’s regime to track phone calls, instant messages and email. Technology can be used for good or evil and putting it in the hands of oppressive regimes is nothing new. In other news, the creation of a GPS-equipped collar could change the way we study wildlife. Scientists hope the tech will better track how animals organize and live in the while, and create digital diaries of its day. The smart collar could help protect areas terrorized by mountain lions, wolves and coyotes. And finally, Verizon announced that many customers would be eligible for an early phone upgrade. Select customers who would have been eligible between September and May of next year can upgrade to a newer subsidized phone.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 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).