Verizon’s CEO Lowell McAdam said that he expects the company to offer family data plans as early as next year. Until then, customers are forced to buy data plans for each device that requires connectivity. Verizon agreed that multiple data plans raise its own costs as well as consumers’. In other news, a Facebook bug let users view other people’s private images without being their friend. A flaw in Facebook’s code revealed users’ private albums after having their profile picture flagged as pornographic. Ironically, Mark Zuckerberg was among the people that had private images made public. And finally, the U.S. Department of Justice is conducting a major probe into the sale and pricing of electronic books. Antitrust enforcers are investigating Apple’s e-book pricing model, which allows publishers to set the prices of their books sold through the iBookstore.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 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).