Missouri lawmakers reversed their ban of student-teacher communication on social networking sites. Instead, the decision will be up to each district, requiring electronic media policies in place by March of next year. The judge that blocked the ruling said the law could have had a chilling effect on free speech. In other news, Facebook’s new platform makes sharing information frictionless, but are its new features a cause for privacy concerns? Many sharing apps allow Facebook to track every webpage you visit. Make sure to check all your third party apps and opt-out of any unwanted sharing. And finally, the Dish Network announced that for as little as $10 a month, its subscribers can have access to the Blockbuster Movie Pass. The cheapest plan will give you access to DVD and videogame rentals by mail and thousands of streaming movies.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 26, 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).