How We Got Here

How We Got Here

by Larry MagidThis post first appeared in the Mercury News Because they’ve been written about extensively, there’s no need for me to repeat how the internet – Facebook, Twitter and ...

One Person's Internet Junk is Another Person's Treasure

One Person’s Internet Junk is Another Person’s Treasure

That expression, “one person’s junk is another person’s treasure” could certainly be applied to the internet. But when it comes to some controversial content, I’d go a step further to ...
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Well-Being on Instagram: The Latest Advice

Well-Being on Instagram: The Latest Advice

We had a wide-ranging discussion with Instagram's head of safety, Vaishnavi J, about feeling pressure to present a certain body image on social media, how parents can talk with their ...
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Cybersecurity During COVID-19 (Webcast)

Larry Magid and Kerry Gallagher spoke with McAfee's Baker Nanduru, who had some excellent advice for all of us who are at a higher security risk due to all the ...
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Gmail Anti-Phishing Technology Looks Promising

Gmail Anti-Phishing Technology Looks Promising

Phishing is one of the internet’s biggest security risks. That’s when a scammer sends you an email that appears to come from a legitimate source, like your bank or a ...
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Online Dating in the Time of Covid-19 and Trump

We spoke with online dating expert Julie Spira about dating during Covid-19 and "dating in the age of Trump." We touched on sexting, teen dating and how to date safely, ...
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Facial Recognition Loses Support as Bias Claims Rise

Facial Recognition Loses Support as Bias Claims Rise

Following the lead of San Francisco, Boston and several other cities, Detroit is poised to end a contract with a company that provides facial recognition technology to its police department ...
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Pulizer-Prize Winning Reporter on How to Find Trustworthy News

Pulizer-Prize Winning Reporter on How to Find Trustworthy News

Kerry Gallagher and Larry Magid spoke with Alan Miller of The News Literacy Project about how to know what sources of news to trust and/or share, coverage of the Black ...
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TikTok Adds Parental Controls and Disables Direct Messaging for Users Under 16

TikTok Adds Parental Controls and Disables Direct Messaging for Users Under 16

TikTok, the popular app that allows users to share short (typically 15 second) videos announced Family Pairing to give parents greater control over their teen's safety setting ...
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Apple and Google Building Automated Covid-19 Contact Tracing Technology

You may have heard about the technology developed jointly by Apple and Google to automate contact tracing to help alert people who may have been in proximity to someone infected ...
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