SafeKids News Analysis

Data Privacy Day: Passwords are broken but here are partial fixes

January 28, 2016

By Larry Magid Security experts recommend that you use long passwords (at least eight characters more is better — some say 14 or more) and that they not be dictionary words, real names, birthdates or anything else that can easily be guessed by humans or software. Later I'll tell you some tricks to create a relatively strong password, but even if you use these, your passwords are not 100 percent secure.

Looking back at 2015 in tech

December 28, 2015

by Larry Magid As 2015 is about to enter the history books, it’s time to take a look at some of the year’s most interesting products. The Apple Watch was

Europe’s new privacy regulations may limit teens

December 17, 2015

By Larry Magid I worry about the law's impact on children. European countries already have rules similar to the U.S. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), that requires verified parental consent before a child under 13 can provide personal information to commercial services, but a last minute provision to the European regulation raised the age of parental consent from 13 to 16.

Tips for safe online holiday shopping

November 25, 2015

This post first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News By Larry Magid With the holiday season upon us, a lot of people will be shopping online this year. For the most part,
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