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Google's AI Plans Are A Privacy Nightmare

Google CEO Sundar Pichai thinks we are now living in an “artificial intelligence-first world”. He’s probably right. Artificial intelligence is all the rage in Silicon Valley these days, as technology companies race to build the first killer app that utilises machine learning and image recognition. Today, Google announced an AI-powered assistant built into its new Pixel phones. But there’s a pivotal downside to the company’s latest creation: Because of the very nature of artificial intelligence, our data is less secure than ever before, and technology companies are now collecting even more personal information about each one of us.

How To Use Your Favourite Mobile Apps On Your Computer

Mobile apps are great when you’re away from your desk, but there are times when you might just want a full keyboard, gigantic screen, and comfortable chair while you fiddle with your apps. If that’s the case, you might be surprised to learn that many of your favourite apps can run on a laptop or desktop with very little fuss. Here’s how you can get started.

10 Facebook Bots Actually Worth Chatting With

If you haven’t yet heard, the chatbots are coming — ready to take your pizza order, answer your technical support questions, and even help you respond to your friends’ pictures in the most predictable way. We’re still in the very early days of the bot revolution on Facebook Messenger, but we’ve found a handful that are actually worth shooting the breeze with.

Facebook Celebrates Forcing One Billion Of Its Existing Users To Download Messenger

Have you seen the headlines? Facebook Messenger just hit one billion users.

Nine Facebook Messenger Secrets You Need To Know

Facebook Messenger has roughly 900 million users, which is enough bodies to fill 39 Australias. So chances are good that you’ve used the app at some point, even if it means checking that weird hidden folder every once in a while to see what kind of awful spam strangers or bots have sent you.

How Facebook Will Make The Smartphone Smart Again

You probably only use three apps on your smartphone — and one of them is likely a messaging app. By some estimates, messengers are even more popular than social media. And now, Facebook is giving you even more reasons to send text messages.

Facebook's Messenger Now Lets You Share Tracks Via Spotify

Facebook’s Messenger app, one of the most downloaded apps in existence, is slowly but surely allowing you to do just about everything. You can call an Uber or use it as a social network. It can even be a Skype replacement. So adding Spotify seems like the next logical step.

Brace Yourself For Ads In Facebook Messenger This Autumn

Chatting to businesses on Facebook Messenger may leave you wide open to targeted ads. That’s according to a leaked document that suggests voluntarily speaking to businesses via Facebook’s chat app will allow them to send ads your way.

Leaked Snapchat Code Hints At New Voice And Video Chat Features

Snapchat’s in for a serious makeover, if these screenshots discovered in the mobile app’s existing code are to be believed.

You Can Now Order An Uber From Facebook Messenger

Facebook and Uber continue their unstoppable global takeovers with a new partnership, announced today: From within Facebook Messenger in the US, you can now call for an Uber ride, without leaving the app.

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