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The Unicode Consortium announced earlier this month that they are considering 67 new emojis to be released next summer. NPR hide caption

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California Gov. Jerry Brown signs one of the hundreds of bills on Friday, among them a new law that is contains the most stringent digital privacy protections in the country. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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

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There are countless communication options, including Yahoo's new Livetext app. Livetext allows users to send a message accompanied by live video but no audio. James Boast/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Comedian Ari Shaffir performs at the 2015 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in June in Manchester, Tenn. Shaffir has said fellow comedian Carlos Mencia stole his joke about who would build a fence on the U.S.-Mexican border. Copyright on jokes is difficult to prove, and it turned out two other comedians had made similar jokes as well. John Davisson/Invision/AP hide caption

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Screen shot of a Yik Yak exchange where one person expresses thoughts about possibly hurting him/herself, and others respond. Samantha Braver hide caption

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Interim CEO Ellen Pao says Reddit is working on improved tools for the site's moderators. Beck Diefenbach /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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By clicking "Like" and commenting on Facebook posts, users signal the social network's algorithm that they care about something. That in turn helps influence what they see later. Algorithms like that happen all over the web — and the programs can reflect human biases. iStockphoto hide caption

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