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Larry Magid’s Hi Tech Reports

Tech Reports by Larry Magid

Tech Reports by Larry Magid


Our daily Q&A with KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid. On air: Monday-Friday at 3:50 p.m.

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Tech Report: ‘Enemies of the Internet’ List Released

Reporters Without Borders released its annual ‘Enemies of the Internet’ list and this year it appears that the Arab Spring has changed the face of online censorship.

03/13/2012

Facebook Acknowledges Photo Privacy Bug; Issues Immediate Fix

Tech Report: Can Companies Or Colleges Demand Access To Facebook Profiles?

Some colleges, and even a few employers, have recently insisted on taking a peak at the Facebook pages of applicants, policies Facebook officials said violate the sites terms of use.

03/08/2012

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Larry Magid: Wireless Companies Fight Free Texting Apps

Smartphone apps that take advantage of wireless Internet access to enable free phone calls and text messaging have left major telecommunications companies struggling to recover billions in lost revenue.

03/05/2012

Apple Introduces iPhone 4s (Photo by Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images)

Tech Report: AT&T Relents On ‘Unlimited Data’ Plan Limits

AT&T is caving to complaints that it’s placing unreasonable limits on the “unlimited data” plans it offers smartphone subscribers.

03/02/2012

The iconic Yahoo billboard along I-80 in San Francisco. (Facebook)

Tech Report: Billboard Recognizes Who’s Watching

KCBS’ Technology Analyst describes some new sign and billboard technology as “creepy” because they try to cater advertisements to its viewer, based on their appearance.

02/27/2012

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Tech Report: Google’s YouTube Makeover Will Include New Channels

KCBS’ Technology Analyst says Google’s YouTube makeover will include new channels of original content that may feature half-hour and hour-long programs.

02/20/2012

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Tech Report: App Allows For Keeping Tabs On Friends’ Video Picks

A new social networking video sharing app is making it even easier for users to keep track of what their friends are watching. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid said that ShowYou is an iPad or iPhone app that shows you what videos your Facebook and Twitter friends are watching on YouTube, or other social networking sites.

02/03/2012

U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Congress Postpones Vote On Piracy Bills

KCBS’ Technology Analyst says Silicon Valley really flexed its muscle to influence Congress’ postponing of voting on two controversial internet piracy bills.

01/20/2012

Anonymous

Tech Report: Anonymous Retaliates For DOJ Shutdown Of File Sharing Site

KCBS’ Technology Analyst reports hacktivist group Anonymous is retaliating against the Department of Justice for their shutdown of megaupload.com, with some takedowns of their own.

01/20/2012

Online shoe retailer Zappos.

Zappos Cyber Attack Jeopardizes Millions Of Customers Personal Info

The KCBS Technology Analyst offers tips in the aftermath of a hacking that has left 24 million Zappos.com customers’ personal info compromised.

01/16/2012