Technology
4:42 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Post-Petraeus, Net Privacy Backers Hope For A Boost

Online privacy advocates are hopeful the FBI investigation into retired Gen. David Petraeus' personal emails will put a human face on their efforts to update a stalled Internet privacy bill.
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Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 9:20 pm

The tech industry has been lobbying hard for an update to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the 1986 law governing online privacy.

Under an umbrella group calling itself Digital Due Process, companies and civil liberties groups have argued that the law is too loose with the privacy of data stored online, especially Web-based email and other documents on the cloud.

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4:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 10:00 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, on to our final game, Lightning Fill in the Blank. Each of our players has 60 seconds to answer as many questions as they can, each correct answer now worth two points. Carl, can you give us the scores?

CARL KASELL: Charlie Pierce and Faith Salie have a tie for the lead, Peter. Each of them has three points, and Mo Rocca has two.

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4:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Limericks

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 10:00 am

Carl reads three news-related limericks: France's Choco-Tax; Speedstick Never Tasted So Good; How To Work In Your PJs.

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4:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Prediction

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 10:00 am

Our panelists predict, now that the FBI is looking through everyone's email, what will be the next scandal they uncover?

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4:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 10:00 am

More questions for the panel: A Victory for Tacky Souvenirs; The Gettysburg Break-Up; Devolution of the Species.

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4:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Milwaukee's Randy Sprecher Plays Not My Job

Courtesy Randy Sprecher

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 11:03 am

Randy Sprecher came to Milwaukee years ago to make beer for one of the big breweries. But he didn't like the beer he was making so he founded his own brewery ... and now, his friends keep showing up at his door all the time with lame excuses.

We've invited Sprecher to answer three questions about Carrie Nation, the famously violent prohibitionist.

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4:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 10:00 am

Our panelists tell three outlandish stories about supply and demand.

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4:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 10:00 am

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: First up: Gasoline with a hint of cherry and an insouciant finish.

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4:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Who's Carl This Time?

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 10:00 am

Carl Kasell reads three quotes from the weeks news: The Spy Who Loved His Biographer; Climbing Mt. Fiscal; Stockpiling Twinkies

The Two-Way
4:37 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

U.S. Official: Benghazi Talking Points Weren't Edited To Minimize Terrorist Role

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 5:00 pm

Rep. Peter King caused a row coming out of the closed-door hearings on the attack of the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

In an interview with Fox News, King, a Republican from New York, said that when former CIA Director David Petraeus said he believed from the start that this was a terrorist attack, he was contradicting earlier testimony.

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