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 ...

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AI, Cyberbullying Hot Topics at Safety Conference

I’m on my way to Washington, D.C., for the Family Online Safety Institute’s (FOSI) annual conference. I have attended almost all of these events ...
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CNET Cheapskate Mystery Box Raises Funds for ConnectSafely, Hunger Project & TAPS

Larry speaks with CNET and Cheapskate columnist Rick Broida, who has launched the Cheapskate Mystery Box 2019 Edition, a bundle of tech goodies from a variety of great companies ...
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Data Refute President's Linkage Between Violent Videogames & Mass Shootings

Data Refute President’s Linkage Between Violent Videogames & Mass Shootings

In his address to the nation following a weekend of two mass shootings, President Trump made a reference to violent video games, suggesting that these games may have something to ...
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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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FaceApp Requires Caution, Not Fear

FaceApp Requires Caution, Not Fear

There are four lessons when it comes to FaceApp. Read on for advice about staying safe on the popular app ...
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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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YouTube Cutting Hateful and Extremist Videos

YouTube is pulling the plug on thousands of videos that promote bigoted views, including "videos that promote or glorify Nazi ideology, which is inherently discriminatory," ...
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Safety and Privacy of Smart Displays and Speakers at Home and in the Classroom

Safety and Privacy of Smart Displays and Speakers at Home and in the Classroom

We discuss our use of the Facebook Portal as well as other smart displays and speakers that they have tested. There are privacy and safety implications, but they can be ...
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No Hatred

Despite Free-Speech Concerns, Banning Hate a Good Thing

by Larry Magid There was big news from Paris this week where 18 countries and numerous companies, including Facebook, Google, Amazdivon and Twitter, signed the Christchurch Call, pledging to work ...
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