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Larry Magid

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Larry Magid is a technology journalist and an Internet safety advocate.

He serves as on-air technology analyst for CBS News,  is  co-director of ConnectSafely.org  and founder of SafeKids.com.   He also writes columns that appear on CNET News, CBSNews.com, Huffington Post  and the San Jose Mercury News.

His technology reports can be heard daily on CBS News and CBS affiliates throughout the U.S. and he has a daily tech segment on KCBS radio in San Francisco. He’s a regular contributor to BBC World Service and an occasional guest on National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation.   He is often called upon for commentary by CBS television news, CNN and Fox News, BBC and has appeared on the CBS Evening News, ABC World News Tonight, the Today Show and CBS Early Show.   He has also been a frequent contributor to the New York Times and was, for 18 years, a syndicated columnist for the Los Angeles Times.

Larry is co-author of MySpace Unraveled: A parents guide to teen social networking, (with Anne Collier.) He also wrote The Little PC Book, a critically acclaimed best seller. Other books include The Little Quicken Book, Cruising Online: Larry Magid’s Guide to the New Digital Highways, The Fully Powered PC and Electronic Link: Using the IBM PC to Communicate.

He’s written for Fortune, Family Circle, PC World, Information Week, ComputerWorld and numerous other publications.

Internet Safety work

In addition to being co-director of ConnectSafely.org, Magid founded and operates two popular Internet safety sites: SafeKids.com and SafeTeens.com.

He has written several Internet safety guides including, Child Safety on the Information Highway and Teen Safety on the Information Highway for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

He’s a board member of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and a member of the of the Obama administration’s Online Safety & Technology Working Group where he chairs the education sub-committee.

He is on the advisory boards of both GetNetWise.org and Family Online Safety Institute and served on the Internet Safety Technical Task Force, formed by 49 state attorneys general and Fox Interactive/MySpace and based at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

Larry writes the Safe & Secure blog for CNET News.com and blogs on Internet safety and family technology for the parent section of Yahoo Kids.

Academic background

Larry has a doctorate of education from the University of Massachusetts and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley. He has taught at the University of Massachusetts and Boston University. He resides in Palo Alto, California where he helped raise two digital natives.  His personal website is www.larrysworld.com

 

The feature allows users to find their friends, who are nearby. (Facebook)

Larry Magid: Facebook Launches Friend Finding Feature

Nearby Friends allows users to see what city and neighborhood a friend is in, how many miles away they are, and how long ago they were there.

2 hours ago

A sign outside Google headquarters in Mountain View. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Google Brings Back Modular Tech With Project Ara

More details have emerged about Google’s Project Ara, which plans to make a new customizable smartphone that will first be targeted for the developing world.

04/16/2014

A visitor of the 'NEXT Berlin' conference tries out the Google Glass on April 24, 2013 in Berlin. 'NEXT Berlin' describes itself as 'a meeting place for the European digital industry'. Organisers say that at the conference, 'marketing decision-makers and business developers meet technical experts and creative minds to discuss what will be important in the next 12 months'. The conference is running from April 23 to 24, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLE SPATA / GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read Ole Spata/AFP/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Is Google Glass’ One-Day Sale Hype?

Google’s high tech glasses are usually sold only to people invited to buy them. But the company made them available for one day only on Tuesday to anyone in the U.S. who wants to buy them.

04/15/2014

Mobile Twitter (credit: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: New Twitter Interface Looking More Like Facebook

Twitter users be warned, your page will soon be getting a new look—that is of course how you define “new” as it may appear very familiar.

04/08/2014

Second generation Microsoft Surface tablet. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Windows Ending Support for XP, Upgrade Suggested

This week marks the last day that Microsoft will offer support for its popular XP operating system. Our technology analyst has some advice on how you should prepare to upgrade if need be.

04/07/2014

The Cloak app allows users to avoid unwanted encounters with those in their social network. (CBS)

Larry Magid: Cloak App Helps Users Avoid People

The Cloak app allows users to avoid unwanted encounters, by using location check-ins on Instagram and Foursquare.

04/03/2014

Amazon's vice president of Kindle, Peter Larsen, displays the Amazon Fire TV, a new device that allows users to stream video, music, photos, games and more through their television, on April 2, 2014 in New York City. The unit goes on sale today and costs $99. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Amazon Unveils FireTV Set-Top Box To Compete With Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku

Amazon is making a bid to enter living rooms with Amazon Fire TV, a new streaming device that delivers online video, music and other content to televisions.

04/02/2014

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Larry Magid: Google Plus Adds Page View Counter

It’s now easier for Google Plus users to figure out just how popular or unpopular their pages are with their addition of a page profile view counter.

04/01/2014

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Larry Magid: Apple Could Make Texting While Walking Safer

Apple wants to make it safer for people who like to text while walking. The question is: is this a good thing?

03/31/2014

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, speaks at a media event in San Francisco on March 27, 2014. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Microsoft Brings Office To Apple’s iPad

The software was made available to Apple iPad users on Thursday, through the App Store.

03/27/2014

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