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Larry Magid is a Technology Analyst for CBS News, CBS News Radio and CNET. His technology reports can be heard several times a week on CBS News and CBS affiliates throughout the U.S., and he has a daily tech segment for KCBS Radio in San Francisco. He's made several appearances on CBS News network TV programs, CNET webcasts and local TV news stations.

He also writes columns that appear on CNET News, CBSNews.comand the San Jose Mercury News. He has been a frequent contributor to the New York Times and, for 18 years, was a technology columnist for the Los Angeles Times. He is also an Internet safety advocate, serving as co-director of and founder of and

One of Magid's newest books is "MySpace Unraveled: A Parents Guide to Teen Social Networking," coauthored with Anne Collier. He also wrote "The Little PC Book," a critically acclaimed best seller. Other books include "The Little Quicken Book," "Cruising Online: Larry Magid's Guide to the New Digital Highways," "The Fully Powered PC," and "Electronic Link: Using the IBM PC to Communicate."

He authored several Internet safety guides including, "Child Safety on the Information Highway" and "Teen Safety on the Information Highway" for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

He's written for Fortune, Family Circle, PC World, Information Week, ComputerWorld, and numerous other publications. He's been a guest on several national and local broadcast shows throughout the country, including "The Larry King Show," CBS' "The Early Show," NBC's "Today," NPR's "Talk of the Nation," and National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" as well as the BBC and BBC World Service.

Magid is Board member of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and a member of the advisory boards of both and Family Online Safety Institute and served on the Internet Safety Technical Task Force.

Magid has a doctorate of education from the University of Massachusetts and a Bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley. He resides in Palo Alto, Calif., where he helped raise two digital natives. His personal website is

On Twitter: @larrymagid

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