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Short bio: Larry Magid

Larry Magid is a technology journalist and an Internet safety advocate.

He serves as on-air technology analyst for CBS News, is CEO of and founder of and  He also writes columns that appear in the San Jose Mercury News and on CNET News, and the Huffington Post.

His technology reports can be heard daily on CBS News and CBS affiliates throughout the U.S. and he has a daily tech segment on KCBS radio in San Francisco. He’s a regular contributor to BBC World Service and an occasional guest on National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation. He is often called upon for commentary by CBS television news, CNN and Fox News and has appeared on the CBS Evening News, ABC World News Tonight, the Today Show and CBS Early Show. He has also been a frequent contributor to the New York Times and was, for 18 years, a syndicated columnist for the Los Angeles Times.

He has written several books including the best-selling Little PC Book and Larry Magid’s Guide to the New Digital Highways.

Larry served on the Obama Administration’s Online Technology Working Group and the Harvard Law School Berkman Center’s Internet Safety Technology Task Force. He is on the board of directors of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and advisory boards of PBS Kids, Internet Congressional Caucus and Family Online Safety Institute. He has a doctor of education degree from the University of Massachusetts and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

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