A federal judge dismissed a harassment case that could have set a precedent for freedom of speech online. The defendant was accused of posting thousands of messages on Twitter, threatening a Buddhist religious leader. The judge argued that the constitution protects public speech online. In other news, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee postponed voting on the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act until further notice. The bill would force ISPs to blacklist websites believed to violate copyright laws. Experts warn that the legislation could cause great damage to Internet security. And finally, a new network of satellites will improve the accuracy of GPS receivers. A GPS device requires four satellites to find where you’re located and the U.S. only has a total of thirty in orbit. The new network would make GPS accurate to within three feet of the device.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 19, 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).