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Teenage girls gather in August outside an ice cream shop in Portland, Ore. A new Pew Research Center study finds that while teens use social media and other digital tools in all aspects of their romantic relationships, most still initially meet — and break up with — their love interests face-to-face. Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian/Landov hide caption

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"We don't collect a lot of your data and understand every detail about your life. That's just not the business that we are in," says Apple CEO Tim Cook, shown here at the NPR offices in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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A Volkswagen Passat is tested for exhaust emissions, at a Ministry of Transport testing station in London. In the U.S., a 1998 copyright law prevents safety researchers from accessing the software that runs cars. John Stillwell/PA Photos/Landov hide caption

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Atlanta is earning the nickname Silicon Valley of the South, joining spinoffs Silicon Alley in New York and Silicon Prairie in the Midwest. Greg Williams/Flickr hide caption

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A person plays Candy Crush Saga on his tablet in Lille, northern France. This year, mobile games revenues are expected to fly past console games and hit more than $30 billion worldwide. Philippe Hugen /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mark Patterson, owner of PATCO Construction in Sanford, Maine, said his company lost more than $500,000 to cyber fraud. John Ydstie/NPR hide caption

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Platte River Networks managed Hillary Clinton's private computer server. A spokesman for the Colorado-based technology services company said the firm "has no knowledge of the server being wiped." Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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In Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, director Alex Gibney turns a critical lens on the Apple co-founder and his products. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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Casey Corcoran and his wife, Margie Skeer, were on a romantic getaway when they discovered he was listed in the Ashley Madison leaked data. Courtesy of Casey Corcoran hide caption

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Peloton's New York City cycling studio has a television production facility so that subscribers, using bikes equipped with a waterproof tablet, can ride along at home. Issac James/Courtesy of Peloton Cycle hide caption

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When you answer your phone and there's no one on the other end, it could be a computer that's gathering information about you and your bank account. Jonathan Kitchen/Getty Images hide caption

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An attendee plays video games at the Gamescom 2015 gaming trade fair on August 5, 2015 in Cologne, Germany. Sascha Schuermann/Getty Images hide caption

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A row of Google self-driving Lexus cars at a Google event in Mountain View, Calif. The cars use sensors and computing power to maneuver around traffic. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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A thermoelectric PowerCard like this one can be used to convert waste heat into an electric power source, Alphabet Energy says. Alphabet Energy hide caption

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Jack Douglass says he lost thousands of dollars when his YouTube video was uploaded to Facebook. YouTube hide caption

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Farmer Dave Alford can't fix his own tractors like this one because it's run by software with proprietary digital locks. Laura Sydell/NPR hide caption

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A brown bear in its natural habitat. Wildlife ecologists in Minnesota found that black bears in their study experienced an increase in heart rate when buzzed by drones. iStockphoto hide caption

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