Apple's Upcoming Safety Check Quickly Turns Off Location Sharing

Apple’s Upcoming Safety Check Quickly Turns Off Location Sharing

Apple, in cooperation with the National Network to End Domestic Violence, the National Center for Victims of Crime and the Women's Service Network, has developed Safety Check for the next ...

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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finding balance

Balancing Tech and Low-Tech During Kids’ Summer Break

Summer is almost here, which means that kids will be out of school. While that means that they do have more time to use their devices, it's also time for ...
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Helping Kids Survive Bullying and Other Trauma

Helping Kids Survive Bullying and Other Trauma

ConnectSafley CEO Larry Magid and K-12 Education Director Kerry Gallagher talk about how adults can support youth who have been affected by bullying. Why do some kids have a horrible ...
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Larry Maghid and Kerry Gallagher

Helping Students Cope with Flood of Presidential Election News

The Presidential election campaign is heating up. And with it will come lots of claims, counterclaims and, likely, plenty of inaccuracies ...
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Facebook Strives to End Age, Gender and Location Discrimination

Facebook Strives to End Age, Gender and Location Discrimination

In response to litigation by the  National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Communication Workers of America (CWA) and other parties, Facebook is making changes ...
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Vaccines, Autism and the First Amendment

Vaccines, Autism and the First Amendment

The messy thing about our First Amendment is that it protects nearly all speech, not just pleasant speech or even accurate speech ...
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broken heart

Online Romance Scam Losses on the Rise. How to Protect Yourself

Just in time for Valentine's Day,  the Federal Trade Commission published a post saying that in 2018, there were more than 21,000 reports "about romance scams with reported losses of $143 ...
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Google Password Checkup Helps Make Sure You Have Secure and Unique Passwords

Google Password Checkup Helps Make Sure You Have Secure and Unique Passwords

Weak or compromised passwords are among the biggest threats to online security and privacy. Once cyber criminals get hold of your password, they can not only use it to break ...
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