Cleaning Up Your Internet Browser

Cleaning Up Your Internet Browser

by Larry Magid This post first appeared in the Mercury News My computer’s internet browser is, by far, the program that I use the most. That’s not the case with my mobile device, because so many of the services I use have their own apps. But, when I’m sitting at my PC...
Managing Privacy on Facebook

Managing Privacy on Facebook

by Larry Magid This post first appeared in the Mercury News There’s an old saying, “Everyone complains about the weather, but nobody ever seems to do anything about it.” The same could be said about Facebook privacy but unlike the weather, there...
Backing Up is NOT Hard to Do

Backing Up is NOT Hard to Do

By Larry Magid This post first appeared in Mercury News. The most tragic consequence of the recent Maui fires is, of course, loss of life. There was also horrific property loss. What you don’t hear much about on the news is the loss of data, but I’m sure many people...
Quick-Guide to Virtual Kidnapping Scams

Quick-Guide to Virtual Kidnapping Scams

Virtual kidnapping scams are on the rise. Protect yourself and your family with some common sense precautions, plus what to do if you receive a terrifying call from a scammer. Scroll down to the bottom for a video based on these tips. Download the Quick-Guide (PDF)...
Google Simplifies Controlling Your Information in Search

Google Simplifies Controlling Your Information in Search

by Larry Magid This post first appeared in the Mercury News Have you ever searched for your personal information on Google?  You might be shocked by what you find. I’m not just talking about your name – just about everyone Googles themselves from time to time. But you...