Even though Facebook remains wildly popular, a number of startup social networks are trying to woo people with the promise of better privacy controls. Nicholas Kamm/AFP hide caption

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A computer user in Kuala Lumpur points to local news portals on the Internet. Malaysia's government controls the print media, but news is reportedly free online -- a factor that has altered the balance of political power in the nation. Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A personal iPhone can be set up to receive company e-mail via a Microsoft Exchange Server. But once it is set up, the phone can receive a variety of commands from the server including a remote wipe, which can destroy all the data and disable the phone. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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