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What were the most disruptive iPhone apps of 2016?

From mobile augmented reality to social live-streaming, here are the trends that iPhone apps brought to the mainstream this year. And what we should expect in 2017.

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Google and Facebook: It’s your job to fix a broken internet

The internet giants need to step up and repair our information system, because only they have the wherewithal to do it

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Facebook 'misled' EU regulators over its takeover of WhatsApp

Facebook could be fined up to 1 percent of worldwide revenue for ‘misleading’ EU regulators about its 2014 takeover of Whatsapp

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Facebook tries crowdsourcing, fact-checkers to fight fake news

Flagged fake news stories will be labeled with a warning on users' news feeds

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Facebook encrypted messages: Setting up Secret Conversations in Messenger

Even Facebook lets you have a little privacy, letting you send encrypted messages using the Secret Conversation feature in Facebook Messenger. Here’s how it works.

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What happens when a country cracks down on fake news? Ask China

Year after year, China has arrested internet users for posting fake online rumors

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5 things to know about fake news on Facebook, Google

How big is the problem and what can or should be done about it?

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Facebook working with fact-checkers to weed out fake news

The social networking site will make it easier for users to report fake stories

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ISPs ordered to block LinkedIn in Russia

Russia's telecommunications regulator has ordered LinkedIn be blocked following a court ruling that it breached Russian privacy law

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Facebook privacy settings: How to control your ad preferences

Facebook targets ads based on your activity. You can check--and change--what it thinks your interests are in Ad Preferences.

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Twitter beefs up tools and abuse policies to help silence trolls

Twitter has new ways to quieting trolls, and it's strengthened anti-abuse enforcement policies behind the scenes

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Google, Facebook will not place ads on sites distributing fake news

Some have voiced concern that the moves could increase the power of the internet companies

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The best brains: AI systems that predicted Trump's win

Overall, big data failed, but two disparate analysts correctly predicted the upset victory

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How to download and save a Facebook video

Facebook doesn’t officially provide links to videos for you to save. But all you have to do is trick your browser into thinking you’re browsing Facebook on your phone.

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Could Google or Facebook decide an election?

Technology can affect democracy in unpredictable ways, including via seemingly innocuous notifications

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LinkedIn aims to take the guesswork out of salary negotiations

New Salary tool gives users access to aggregate compensation data

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Race issues emerge as a challenge for tech companies like Uber, Facebook

Lawmakers say companies like Facebook will be more sensitive if they hire more Blacks and Hispanics

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EU privacy watchdogs seek answers from WhatsApp and Yahoo about users' data

They told WhatsApp to stop sharing users' data with Facebook until an EU investigation is complete

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