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Why Google (And Facebook) Should Admit Kids Under 13

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As Ferguson Struggles, Georgia Teens Create App To Rate Police

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Tech can make driving dangerous, but also safer

By Larry Magid (Updated with news of proposed government rule on vehicle to vehicle communication systems) A lot has been written about how technology can make driving more dangerous, and it’s certainly risky to text, fiddle with your phone, configure … Continue reading

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GoAnimate can turn almost anyone into an animator

I don’t have a fraction of the animating skills of the late William Hanna or Joseph Barbera and I certainly have no intention of ever producing cartoons for TV. But there are times when I want to whip up a … Continue reading

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IAC’s Ask.com buys Ask.fm and hires a safety officer to stem bullying

Ask.com, which is owned by IAC/InteractiveCorp., has acquired Ask.fm, a Latvia-based question and answer site that has come under criticism because of past incidences of bullying. The site, which allows people to anonymously ask questions of others, is widely used … Continue reading

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Like Rodney Dangerfield, Microsoft is successful but ‘can’t get no respect’

Sometimes it feels as if Microsoft is the Rodney Dangerfield of technology companies. “It can’t get no respect.” But — like late comedian, it has had plenty of  successes, including some that may surprise you. (Disclosure: Microsoft provides financial support … Continue reading

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Massive data breach shows skills of Russian hackers

This post first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News by Larry Magid I grew up during the Cold War and, like most people at the time, was conditioned to fear the Soviet Union, which many people simply referred to … Continue reading

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Google to reward sites with HTTPS security in search rankings

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Want pizza? There’s an app for that

As CNET News explains, five teenagers and “one mature adult” have built an iPhone app called Push for Pizza that lets you order pizza without having to pick up a phone or even visit a web site. Whether it’s excess … Continue reading

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Tips on setting up a home office

 I recently set up a new home office, which not only involved countless trips to Ikea, but also having to deal with ergonomics — something I hadn’t thought much about since the last time I set up an office. Merriam … Continue reading

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