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Facebook, which landed itself in the crosshairs after becoming one of the primary venues by which US federal prosecutors allege a Kremlin-linked, pro-Donald Trump Russian operation called the Internet Research Agency tried to flood the US with disinformation and propaganda before the 2016 elections, now says it will verify the identities of people who buy election-related ads by mailing postcards.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Apple CEO Tim Cook, whose company mostly sells consumer products, has largely avoided being sucked into the rapidly-expanding scandal over the alleged Russian effort to promote internal division in the US before the 2016 US elections - unlike other tech giants such as Google, Twitter and Facebook, all of which now admit some degree of involvement. With his hands washed of this particular matter, Cook is taking some shots at them.