Comcast recently introduced low-cost Internet connections for low-income families. The program called Internet Essentials will provide speeds similar to DSL and only costs $9.95 a month. To be eligible for the program you can’t be a current Comcast Internet subscriber and must have a child participating in the National School Lunch Program. In other news, the hacker group AntiSec has released 10GB of documents stolen from law enforcement agencies across the United States. Sensitive information was released, including Social Security Numbers and Sheriffs’ private emails. The data dump was in retaliation for recent arrests of high-profile hackers. And finally, Sanford Wallace was charged with 11 federal crimes for sending 27 million spam messages through Facebook’s network. He’s been spamming the Internet for over 15 years and his latest scheme compromised over 500,000 Facebook accounts. If you’ve seen a spam wall post, there’s a good chance Wallace was behind it.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 8, 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).