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    Topple a Dictator With Your iPhone

    Call it app-heaval. Around the globe, people are keeping leaders in check via smartphone, building apps to register disapproval, track corruption and organize activism. In the post-Arab Spring era, the masses are harnessing these tools of dissent — from Brazilians organizing protests to Hungarians mapping corrupt projects and Chinese citizens posting photos of officials misbehaving. But a revolutionary spirit doesn’t necessarily bring results, nor does it stop the bad guys from catching the wave: ISIS has also reportedly built an app to share news, videos and its toxic ideology.

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