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Facebook knows more about your personal life than you probably realise. As part of the company's increasingly aggressive advertising operation, Facebook goes to great lengths to track you across the web. The company compiles a list of personal details about every user that includes major life events and general interests. For years, details have been murky about how exactly the social network targets ads — but the company has finally given us a glimpse into how the secret sauce is made.

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The 2016 election has intensely focused on the debate surrounding the NSA's endless amount of spying powers. But when Iowa voters recently voiced their opinion on who should be in charge of that murky world of cyber surveillance (among other things), they didn't know they were already targets themselves.

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Big ones, small ones, cute ones and dangerous ones. The outdoors is full of animals, but often the only way you'll know they're there is if you see the tracks they leave. Here's how to identify them and use them to your advantage, even if you're just a casual day hiker.

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Many New Yorkers are still mourning the news that the body of Avonte Oquendo, a non-verbal autistic boy, was found on the banks of the East River. To meet — and partially assuage — the grief, US Senator Charles Schumer has an idea: let's put tracking chips on autistic children.

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If you're an American abroad, the NSA could find out where you are right now, if they wanted to. According to documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the agency's collecting five billion records a day on mobile phone locations around the world. Some of those are from "incidentally" domestic mobile phones.