The tech stories that shaped 2017
The tech stories that shaped 2017
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The tech stories that shaped 2017

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The end of 2017 is here, and it's time to look back on the biggest technology stories of the year. Cyber security shoved its way into the national conversation with major attacks hitting every month. Hackers targeted politicians and voting machines. The Equifax breech boasted a social security numbers and personal info of half the US population. And there was Yahoo which announce the largest data breach in history with 3 billion users compromised. 2017 also brought greater awareness of fake news in social network feeds. Russian propaganda campaigns use social media and search algorithm. To spread fake outrage and created artificial viral moments. Uber could not steer away from multiple brand tarnishing problems which led to a new CEO in the drivers seat. Amazon became bold enough to ask for the keys to your home. A new service lets delivery workers unlock your front door To drop of packages inside your residence and Apple's iPhone 10 and the face ID biometrics are shining a new light on facial recognition and augmented reality in our personal devices. We manage to avoid major gadget fires like exploding hover boards or exploding phones But there were some electronic fidget spinners that caught fire. Thanks 2017. To see what next year has in store, be sure to follow our continued coverage of CES 2018. [MUSIC] Stay up to date with the latest by downloading the CNet Tech Today App in the Apple or Google Play stores.

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