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iPhone 6 Plus Vs. LG G3 Is No Slam-Dunk For the iPhone

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RESPECT: Makes young people safer online

The conversation around Internet safety has moved a long way since the 1990s when it focused mostly on porn and predators and we’ve even evolved since 2009 when ConnectSafely published Online Safety 3.0: Empowering and Protecting Youth. Along with colleagues, I’ve … Continue reading

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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus offer calls via Wi-Fi

Of all the features of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the one that’s the most important — in some locations — is its ability to make calls via Wi-Fi. That’s because no carrier has 100 percent cellphone coverage and … Continue reading

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T-Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot Hands-Off Coverage for iPhone 6

I do a lot of international traveling and I’ve been seriously thinking of switching to T-Mobile for its low-cost international roaming rates that include 20 cent per minute calls from abroad and free data and texting from 120 countries. But … Continue reading

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High school kids show strong support for First Amendment

by Larry Magid Let me start out by admitting my bias. I’m a strong supporter of the First Amendment. With very few exceptions (like child sex abuse images and yelling “fire” in a crowded theater), I believe that free speech … Continue reading

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High school students care about free speech

A study by the Knight Foundation found that high school students are more supportive of free speech rights than adults and that there is a correlation between social media use and support for the first amendment. Details here Use Facebook … Continue reading

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UN bringing child rights into the digital age

By Larry Magid In 1989 the United Nations passed an important human rights treaty. The Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) was ratified by all countries in the world except Somalia, Southern Sudan and — believe it or not — the … Continue reading

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Internet Governance Forum topics include human rights, network neutrality and child protection

As we have for the past several years, my ConnectSafely.org co-director Anne Collier and I are attending this year’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF) to talk about child protections, child rights and digital citizenship, including children’s’ access to social media and other Internet resources. The … Continue reading

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Protecting children online needs to allow for their right to free speech

I’m writing this column on a flight to Istanbul and then on to Geneva for two United Nations conferences. Istanbul is the site of this year’s U.N. Internet Governance Forum (IGF), while the Geneva meetings will focus on digital media … Continue reading

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Jawbone measured sleep disruption from Napa earthquake

Jawbone, which makes the Jawbone Up fitness tracker that measures sleep patterns, release aggregate data on its users in and near the San Francisco Bay area when the Napa earthquake hit at 3:20 AM Sunday morning.  The results were reported … Continue reading

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