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Michael Hayden, former Director of the CIA and NSA, speaks at Nobel Week Dialogue: the Future of Truth conference on Dec. 9, 2017, in Gothenburg, Sweden. Julia Reinhart/Getty Images hide caption

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Ex-CIA Director On National Security, Post-Truth 'Assault On Intelligence'

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The new Amazon Echo Dot For Kids is that little green thing on the bedside table. Amazon hide caption

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Kids, Meet Alexa, Your AI Mary Poppins

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In 'Emergency Contact,' Finding A Safe Space In Texts

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The suspect in a van attack in Toronto that killed 10 people declared an "incel rebellion" in a Facebook post preceding the incident. Towfiqu Photography/Getty Images hide caption

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What's An 'Incel'? The Online Community Behind The Toronto Van Attack

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National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, which left one passenger dead and other injured on April 17. A passenger filed a lawsuit against the airline on Thursday. Handout/Getty Images hide caption

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"When you're not that interested in the news and you do decide, 'Hey I think I want to find out some information,' you still deserve to get quality information," says Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia. Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Wikipedia Founder Says Internet Users Are Adrift In The 'Fake News' Era

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This Is Your Brain On Ads: How Media Companies Hijack Your Attention

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Packages move down a conveyor system to the proper shipping area at the new Amazon Fulfillment Center in Sacramento, Calif., on Feb. 9. Amazon's profits, announced on Thursday, roughly tripled what analysts had been expecting. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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As User Data Scandal Persists, Facebook Reports Record Earnings

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How Web Browsers Have Changed 25 Years After The Introduction Of Mosaic

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Call center employees work for the Facebook Community Operations Team in Essen, Germany, on Nov. 23. The workers review Facebook content and delete it if it fails to meet the company's standards. Martin Meissner/AP hide caption

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Facebook Updates Community Standards, Expands Appeals Process

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An ethernet cable connects a router device inside a communications room at an office in London on May 15, 2017. Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Sounding The Alarm About A New Russian Cyber Threat

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#ScootersBehavingBadly: U.S. Cities Race To Keep Up With Small Vehicle Shares

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