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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: FCC Extends Public Comment Deadline On Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission says it’s extending the deadline for public to comment on a net neutrality proposal because the response has swamped the agency’s website.

07/15/2014

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Larry Magid: Do You Binge Watch TV? Survey Says You’re Not Alone

If you end up binge-viewing entire seasons of television shows, you’re not alone. A new study finds that nearly two-thirds of TV viewers, binge-view frequently and mostly during prime time.

07/14/2014

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Larry Magid: Microsoft To End Support For Windows 7

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Microsoft says it will end support for several of its products including Windows 7. Consumers are wondering if there will be a new operating system before then. Back in April we talked [...]

07/08/2014

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Larry Magid: Google Acquires Mood-Based Streaming Music Service, Songza

Google is acquiring a mood-based digital streaming music service called Songza, the company announced Tuesday.

07/01/2014

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Larry Magid: Laptops Here To Stay For Some L.A. Students

The Los Angeles Unified School District is making a change to its program to provide every student with an iPad. The district will now let some high school students get laptops instead.

06/30/2014

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Larry Magid: Facebook Disbands Android Home Team

Facebook appears to be giving up on plans to dominate your phone. The New York Times reports the company is disbanding the team working on its Facebook Home software.

06/27/2014

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Larry Magid: Does Social Media Influence Consumer’s Purchases?

According to a Gallup study, 62 percent of Americans don’t feel influenced at all by social media when it comes to their shopping and purchasing habits.

06/24/2014

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Tech Report: Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet, A Hefty-Priced Hybrid

Microsoft’s much talked about Surface Pro 3 tablet is out, but our technology analyst says it could be priced kind of high considering that $899 doesn’t get you the optional keyboard attachment.

06/23/2014

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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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