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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

 

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Larry Magid: Apple Wants To Add Ethnic Emojis

After criticism and calls for ethnic diversity, Apple wants to add some new emoji faces.

03/26/2014

Twitter Changes Business Of Celebrity Endorsements

Larry Magid: Apps That Enable Anonymous Comments Online

People are used to commenting online through social networks, but as their contact list grows they may want to be more careful. Larry talks about apps that allow anonymity.

03/24/2014

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Larry Magid: Twitter Turns 8; Turkish PM Probably Not Coming To Birthday Party

It may be hard to believe, but Twitter turned 8 years old on Friday. It’s grown tremendously from one user in 2006 to about 241 million today but also the way people perceive it has drastically developed—especially when it come to shaping world events.

03/21/2014

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Larry Magid: Airbnb Leading To Evictions

Airbnb, the website that helps travelers find a place to stay, is landing some property renters in trouble.

03/19/2014

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Larry Magid: Online Service Simplifies Covered California Options

KCBS’ Technology Analyst Larry Magid explains how Stride Health is aiming to make it easier for the uninsured to pick out a Covered California health insurance policy.

03/18/2014

An employee prepares order at Amazon's San Bernardino Fulfillment Center October 29, 2013 in San Bernardino, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Is Amazon Prime Membership Worth The Added Cost?

The cost of an Amazon Prime membership is increasing from $79 to $99, the first increase since the program was introduced in 2005.

03/13/2014

A boy plays on the internet on an Apple computer's iMac at the Ikebukuro station in Tokyo 27 June 1999.  Apple computer Japan is holding a month-long iMac Internet campaign in Tokyo to advertise the colorful computers.  (ELECTRONIC IMAGE)   AFP PHOTO/Toshifumi KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: World Wide Web Turns 25

It’s been 25 years since Tim Berners-Lee published a paper that outlined what was to become the World Wide Web, not to be confused with the Internet which predates it by a few decades.

03/13/2014

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Larry Magid: Snowden Offers SXSW Crowd Online Privacy Advice

NSA leaker Edward Snowden addressed SXSW’s interactive tech conference via satellite in Austin and spoke out about the importance of online privacy. Our technology analyst said his speech was well received.

03/10/2014

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Tech Report: Roku In A Stick Fight With Google Chromecast

Roku is getting into an Internet video-streaming stick fight with Google’s Chromecast with a new device they announced on Tuesday.

03/04/2014

Apple's iPhone 5C model (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

California Appeals Court Rules Drivers Can Read Maps On Cellphones

Drivers in California can legally read a map on their hand-held cellphones while behind the wheel, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.

02/27/2014

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