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Online shoe retailer Zappos was hacked and an upwards of 24 million customer records were compromised. All customer passwords have been reset, so if you’ve ever bought something at zappos.com, make sure to change your password. Credit card and payment data was not stolen, but make sure to monitor your accounts. In other news, Israel was the victim of yet another cyber attack that crippled the country’s websites for the stock exchange and national airline. Israel is in the middle of a cyber war, fighting off multiple attacks from a group of hackers claiming to be based in Saudi Arabia. And finally, Wikipedia announced that it would take part in a protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act and shut down for one day. On Wednesday, Wikipedia will go black, joining popular websites including Reddit and Boing Boing.

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Named LinkedIn’s #1 Voice in Technology for 2017, Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group, a strategic advisory, technology solutions and business development practice focused at the nexus of media and marketing with a special emphasis on machine learning and data-driven decision-making. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert, writes a weekly column for AdAge, and is a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com or subscribe to our daily email http://ow.ly/WsHcb

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"Shelly Palmer Radio Report – January 17, 2012" by @ShellyPalmer

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