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- Facebook Planning to Launch Messenger Group Chatbots
Facebook is allegedly planning to reveal a new class of bots for Messenger to serve group chats. TechCrunch reports that the big announcement will be made at the F8 conference and that the group bots are built to keep users informed about real-time news such as sports scores, e-commerce deliveries and more. While Facebook cannot officially comment on the topic, TechCrunch cites three anonymous sources familiar with the development process. The social media giant is said to already be working with chatbot makers as they prepare for the big day. The company also allegedly has plans to open up the APIs in order to allow more developers to build their own group bots too. This could come in handy in certain circumstances. For instance, a Messenger group of football fans could add a bot to their thread where it could report score changes, big moments and other news. Another group bot coul...
- Crowdfunding Campaings Launched to Buy Republicans' Internet Data from ISPs
As the White House prepares to sign the bill passed by the US Congress the other day, the Internet prepares to pay back the lawmakers for taking away their privacy by allowing ISPs to sell off their personal information without as much as getting their consent. As you may have found out already, Republicans in the House of Representatives decided to give ISPs countless billions of dollars by allowing them to sell customers' private data, including their browsing history, without their knowledge. Republicans in the Senate did the same thing last week, making sure to put an end to privacy regulations adopted during the Obama administration. Now that this is said and done, people are looking to pay back these lawmakers. Two GoFundMe accounts were started to help creators purchase the private Internet history of Congress mem...
- Google Puts All Its Open-Source Projects in One Place
Google has launched a new website where you can check out all the free and open-source software it has created over the years. The company has strong ties to open-source software and it has never forgotten its roots. This year alone the company has open-sourced Chrome for iOS, a new file-sharing system called Upspin, E2EMail, which is an experimental end-to-end email encryption, and the Guetzli JPEG encoder. "Free and open-source software has been part of our technical and organizational foundation since Google's early beginnings. From servers running the Linux kernel to an internal culture of being able to patch any other team's code, open source is part of everything we do. In return, we've released millions of lines of open-source code, run programs like Google Summer of Code and Google Code-in, and sponsor open-source projects and communities through organizations like Software Freedom Conservancy, the Apache Software Foundation, and many others,"
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