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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: Facebook Tries To Slingshot Snapchat Again

Facebook is gearing up to take on Snapchat once again by launching its own disappearing messaging app, Slingshot.

06/17/2014

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Larry Magid: Feds Want To Look At Apps That May Be Distracting Drivers

A new measure proposed by the Obama Administration would give federal officials the authority to set restrictions on the use of mapping and traffic apps if they are deemed to be dangerous.

06/16/2014

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Larry Magid: Microsoft Admits Xbox Rollout Was Flawed

Microsoft is making headlines during the E3 conference by announcing that last year’s roll-out of the Xbox One was flawed.

06/09/2014

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Larry Magid: Intel To Eliminate PC Cables By 2016

If the back of your computer looks like a bird’s nest you’ll be happy with Intel’s announcement this week. The chip maker is aiming to eliminate all those pesky PC cables by 2016.

06/04/2014

Kazuo Hirai, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, presents the Playstation Vita at the Sony Playstation media briefing on the eve of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) on June 6, 2011 in Los Angeles. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: After 10 Years, Sony’s PlayStation Portable Calls It Quits

Despite reaching its 10th year in production, Sony has announced plans to stop making their gaming device, PlayStation Portable.

06/03/2014

Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi (L) and Apple CEO Tim Cook speak during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone West center on June 2, 2014 in San Francisco. Tim Cook kicked off the annual WWDC which is typically a showcase for upcoming updates to Apple hardware and software. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Unveils New OS X Yosemite, iOS 8 At 25th Annual Worldwide Developers Conference

Apple’s Mac operating system will have easier ways to share and search, while the iOS software for iPhones and iPads is getting new features for keeping tabs on your health and controlling home devices.

06/02/2014

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Larry Magid: Google Complies With European ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Ruling

Google is taking the first step in complying with a European court ruling that gives people the right to be forgotten online.

05/30/2014

Yahoo! Inc. headquarters in Sunnyvale. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Yahoo!’s Video Service Puts Content Creators First; Will Compete With YouTube

Yahoo! appears to be getting ready to launch a new video service aimed at challenging YouTube by tapping into their viewers, while paying content creators more for ad traffic than the Google-owned company.

05/27/2014

A view of and Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen May 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. Social-networking giant Facebook will go public on the NASDAQ May 18 with its initial public offering, trading under the symbol FB, in an effort to raise $10.6 billion. (Brenden Smialowski/AFP/GettyImages)

Larry Magid: Facebook Adjusting Its Privacy Settings

More Facebook users can expect to see a blue cartoon dinosaur popping up in their feeds, reminding them to check their privacy settings.

05/22/2014

Palo Alto Apple Store (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Apple Weeds Out Controversial App

Apple has pulled the plug on one of its hottest apps, ‘Weed Firm’, which follows the adventures of a marijuana dealer, after the game quickly shot to the top of the App Store.

05/21/2014

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