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Senate and House online privacy bills, Libyan pirate cell phone network, and free PacMan! Tech Report with John Moe

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Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) introduced their online privacy bill in the Senate this week. A very similar bill was introduced in the house by Rep. Cliff Sterns (R-FL). Although the bills call for clear warnings to customers about how their information will be used online, it does not establish a Do Not Track list. That's a big priority for consumer advocates. Meanwhile, in Libya, rebels have hijacked the cell phone network controlled by Muammar Gadhafi. And, save your quarters. The world's largest Pac-Man game is online and free.

John Moe, host of the Marketplace Tech Report joins us.

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