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ConnectSafely launches podcast series on online safety, privacy and security

(Palo Alto, CA. October 3, 2016), a leading nonprofit internet safety organization, is launching a podcast series called ConnectSafely, focused on safety, privacy and security of connected technology.

The series is hosted by ConnectSafely CEO and CBS News Technology Analyst Larry Magid, and will feature newsmakers and experts on a wide variety of issues pertaining to the safe, secure and appropriate use of connected technology.

The podcast can be heard and downloaded at and on  iTunes, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Aha Radio and BlogTalk Radio.

Some segments will be produced in cooperation with National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), which builds strong public/private partnerships to create and implement broad-reaching education and awareness efforts on cyber security, privacy and safety.

The inaugural episode, launched as part of the kick-off for October’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month, features an interview with NCSA Executive Director Michael Kaiser. The subsequent episode, to be released Monday, October 5th, features Stanford University computer scientist David Dill on the dangers of internet voting and election hacking.

The podcast is produced by ConnectSafely COO Maureen Kochan and distributed by BlogTalkRadio. Excerpts from some interviews will also be featured on Larry Magid’s CBS Radio News Tech Talk program. CBS Radio News reaches 30 million people weekly through more than 500 radio stations across the United States. Tech Talk is a one-minute daily feature distributed for on-air, online listening and the CBS Radio News app.

“Hosting this podcast is a dream come true,” said ConnectSafely CEO Larry Magid. “I love talking with smart people and now I get to talk with people who dedicate their lives and careers to making the internet safer, more secure and more valuable for everyone. Best of all, I get to share their experience, wisdom and energy with everyone who tunes in.”


About ConnectSafely is a Silicon Valley, Calif.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy and security. Here you’ll find research-based safety tips, parents’ guidebooks, advice, news and commentary on all aspects of tech use and policy. ConnectSafely receives support from leading technology companies including Google, Facebook, Comcast, Trend Micro, Snapchat, Lifelock, Twitter, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Glympse, Kik and Tagged.


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