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Here are the most popular emoji on iPhones in the United States, according to Apple

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The list was released as part of a new paper describing a statistical technique Apple uses called "local differential privacy."

Americans love the crying face emoji that's used to convey hearty laughter, Apple revealed on Friday.

The "Face With Tears of Joy" beat out other popular emojis, including the face with heart eyes, rolling eyes, and a skull.

The chart Apple released was included in a paper describing "local differential privacy," a technique that Apple started to use last year to collect data without compromising user privacy.

Basically, the idea is Apple can add random noise to individual user data to protect privacy.

When Apple collects a lot of data points, it's able to control for that noise and gain insights into a huge group without compromising individual privacy.

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