Pre-installed key-logging software was found on millions of Android, Nokia and RIM devices. The software called Carrier IQ records everything from keystrokes, web history and text messages then sends the information back to your carrier. It cannot be uninstalled and could be a violation of Federal wiretap laws. In other news, streaming music service Spotify announced that it’s turning itself into a platform for creating music apps. The idea is similar to how Facebook apps work and would allow publishers like Rolling Stone or Billboard create customized listening experiences. And finally, can dentists legally prevent you from leaving bad comments about them online? A company called Medical Justice has been helping dentists carry out this practice for years, by using what many consider bogus “privacy agreements.” A class-action lawsuit was filed that would stop dentists from preventing your online complaints.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 1, 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).