Articles by Larry Magid

Making home Internet service more affordable

May 26, 2016

By Larry Magid This post is adopted from one that  first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News — the newspaper of Silicon Valley Last year, 67 percent of Americans

Focusing on live social video

May 13, 2016

By Larry Magid Thanks to some relatively new apps and social media features, anyone can now star in their own live TV show. That’s mostly a good thing, but it brings up

New research: Sextortion can ruin lives

May 11, 2016

By Larry Magid Sextortion typically involves a perpetrator (typically male) getting hold of a picture of someone (typically female) and threatening to widely share those images.

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May 7, 2016

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Time to spring clean your smartphone

April 29, 2016

By Larry Magid Spring officially began in March but it’s never too late to do some spring cleaning. I’m not talking about your garage or that home office of

Encryption is a form of child protection

March 31, 2016

By Larry Magid One of the main arguments for those worried about encryption is that it can shield terrorists and those who exploit children, because of the concern that criminals can use encryption to "go dark." And, while that can be true, it's also true that encryption helps protect children from those very predators and other criminals, along with bullies and others who might harm kids. Encrypting is not just for privacy and security but also for personal safety.
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