Today on Shelly Palmer Digital Living: : I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: there is no reasonable expectation of privacy in the 21st century. Still, people are irked when they think their privacy is being violated. The latest uproar is over so called ‘spy planes’ used by Google and Apple to produce extremely detailed maps. They are using 3D mapping technology that captures aerial images, so detailed, that it is possible to tell what brand of pen you are using. Obviously, this is a new use for some very sophisticated technology, so it’s easy to understand why some people are up in arms about it. But that’s putting blame in the wrong place. Technology can’t be good or bad – that’s a distinction reserved for people. This is perfect opportunity to start talking about what privacy really means in the Information Age. Should companies be allowed to watch you sunbathing in your backyard without asking your permission? Is that a price we’re willing to pay to have 3D maps? Visit shellypalmer.com to learn more about it. Visit shellypalmer.com to learn more about it. I’m Shelly Palmer.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 15, 2012
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).