The Madeleine Brand Show for April 14, 2011

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

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The Louisiana Pancake Batfish made Arizona State University's list of the Top 10 new species for 2011. This species was discovered just before the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010 and its entire known distribution is in the region of the spill.

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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