The Madeleine Brand Show for March 29, 2012

Tech update with John Moe: Sick of Facebook friends? Here's the perfect app for you

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A woman uses her smart phone to acces Facebook, in Buenos Aires on March 15, 2012. The addiction to internet and social networks is increasingly becoming one of the most important reasons for consultation for addictions in health care centres in the country.

When it comes to protecting your privacy, the Federal Trade Commission, not only wants its rules to be carefully considered, it wants Congress to put laws into place. Yesterday, the FTC issued a final report on privacy, titled: "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: Recommendations For Businesses and Policymakers." The rules cast a wide net over ever-increasing data trails and tracking that can occur in our digital lives.

John Moe, host of the Marketplace Tech Report, joins Madeleine Brand to talk about the new FTC rules on tracking customers online.

Moe also talks with Madeleine about the Harry Potter books finally hitting digital shelves at Pottermore, Plus, a new app on Facebook called EnemyGraph lets you "enemy" people and things instead of "friend" them. So far, Rick Santorum, Fox News, and Westboro Baptist Church have the highest number of enemies on the app.

Guest:

John Moe, host of Marketplace's Tech Report, which you can hear every weekday on KPCC at 7 p.m.


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