Despite Laws and FCC Rules, Robocalls Remain a Problem

Despite Laws and FCC Rules, Robocalls Remain a Problem

Google the term "robocall," and you'll find an FCC webpage that begins, "Unwanted calls – including illegal and spoofed robocalls - are the FCC's top consumer complaint and our top ...
Avoiding Negativity in Social Media and TV

Avoiding Negativity in Social Media and TV

by Larry Magid These days, it’s almost impossible to avoid distressing news, but there are ways to at least control your media diet and cut down on trolls, abusers, scam ...
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Advice on Sexting, Sextortion and Revenge Porn

Advice on Sexting, Sextortion and Revenge Porn

The safest way to avoid a picture getting into the wrong hands is to never take it, allow it to be taken, or share it. Sadly, there are cases (sometimes ...
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Combating Domestic Violence While Sheltering at Home

Combating Domestic Violence While Sheltering at Home

Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher speak with Rachel Gibson of the National Network to End Domestic Violence about how sheltering at home can affect domestic violence survivors and what survivors ...
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How to Keep 'Zoombombers' from Disrupting your Online Meetings or Classes

As you may have heard, several school districts, including New York City, are banning the use of Zoom video conferencing because of security and privacy concerns ...
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Avoiding Financial Fraud During Covid-19

ConnectSafely's CEO Larry Magid speaks with US Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Tom Edwards and Visa VP Lori Hodges about why financial fraud is expected to increase in the ...
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Tools to Help Identify Real Vs. False Online Information

Tools to Help Identify Real Vs. False Online Information

by Larry Magid Daniel Patrick Moynihan is credited as once saying “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts,” but we now live at a time ...
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Overall Increase in Cyberbullying -- Girls 3 Times More Likely To Be Cyberbullied Than Boys

Overall Increase in Cyberbullying — Girls 3 Times More Likely To Be Cyberbullied Than Boys

The National Center for Educational Statistics is out with its 2016 to 2017 report on bullying at school. Overall, the bullying rate hasn’t changed much from 2014 to 2015 ...
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FCC Allows Phone Companies to Block Robocalls

The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to allow phone companies to block unwanted robocalls. Companies will now be allowed to block these calls by default ...
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