The Justice Department overturned a ruling that could open the doors for state level online gambling. The Office of Legal Counsel reversed its policy on the Federal Wire Act, stating that it only applies to sports betting. The change would allow states to offer online gambling within its borders. In other news, the hacker group Anonymous took credit for crashing the website of the Stratfor Global Intelligence Service. The group allegedly stole bank information from Stratfor’s clients and made donations to the Red Cross with their accounts. Among Stratfor’s clients is Bank of America and the United Nations. And finally, GoDaddy lost over 37,000 domain name accounts after posting a statement in support of the Stop Online Piracy Act legislation. Shortly after the backlash, GoDaddy loosened its stance on the issue, stating that the legislation needs to be revised.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 27, 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).