Articles by Larry Magid

Beware of fake tech support scammers

January 19, 2017

I got the following email from a relative of mine this week and it immediately sounded an alarm in my head. “Was on phone for hours with Yahoo tech in Texas. Apparently, my

How & why to avoid sharing fake news

December 16, 2016

Fake news is the scourge of the internet, earning rebukes and outright warnings from everyone from President Obama to Pope Francis. How you can be part of the solution.

Facebook to warn users about fake news

December 15, 2016

Online fake news and “urban legends” have been around for decades but it’s become a major issue in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. During this

UN Internet Governance Forum tackles online extremism

December 8, 2016

Today’s column is from the 11th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF), this year in Guadalajara, Mexico. IGF is a United Nations-sponsored “multi-stakeholder” conference. Unlike many U.N. events, it is open not just to representatives of member states, but also to “civil society” (non-profits), academia and industry.

Helping Melania Trump fight cyberbullying

November 10, 2016

Melania Trump (Wikimedia Commons) The voters have spoken and Melania Trump is our next first lady. Typically, I wouldn’t give advice to someone about to occupy the east
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