Author Archives: larrymagid

Anonymous apps get bad raps, but they fill gaps: The good side of anonymity

There are a growing number of social media apps that encourage anonymity — Popular services such as Ask.fm, Secret, Whisper and Yik Yak allow people to post under an assumed name, or no name at all. A new one, called … Continue reading

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How Amazon’s unsold Fire phones will fight Ebola in West Africa

This post first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News A few weeks ago, a friend asked if I would advise the founders of Journey, an app development platform company based in South Africa. My first inclination was to say … Continue reading

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Survey finds parents mostly OK with kids’ use of tech

A survey released today by the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), found that “93% of parents feel that their child is at least somewhat safe when he or she is online,” while only 37% say their child is “very safe.” … Continue reading

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Americans Lack Confidence About Controlling Privacy

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Americans lack confidence about controlling privacy

Whether it’s from government snoops or online marketers, most Americans feel that they have little or no control over how their online personal information is being collected and used. These are the findings of a study, Public Perceptions of Privacy … Continue reading

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Tech and Ebola — Facebook’s initiative and the Ebola Care app

The tech community is rallying to help fight Ebola which has become a serious threat, mostly in West Africa with 13,000 cases so far, according to the World Health Organization. Tech companies are stepping up to the plate, including Facebook … Continue reading

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Google’s Nexus Player Review: Nice Hardware But Not Much Content

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Hands-On With Google’s Nexus 6 Phone

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CNET compares Amazon TV Fire Stick with Roku and Chromecast

Fire TV Stick vs. Chromecast vs. Roku Streaming Stick: Measuring the sticks Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

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Online harassment is a problem we must all confront

Last week was Digital Citizenship Week, which was mostly about the online rights and responsibilities of teens and children. But after reviewing the results of a recent Pew Research survey on adult harassment, I’m starting to think that we need … Continue reading

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