After an open letter from Democratic representatives, the U.S. Government Accountability Office has agreed to investigate claims that millions of fraudulent comments were made during the lead-up to the December 2017 net neutrality repeal.
A new study out of the University of Cambridge finds that celebrity Twitter display bot-like behavior, particularly in tweet volume. With the help of students, the researchers developed a new algorithm to identify bots better.
An update to Facebook Messenger makes the app better at recommending great chatbots to users. Now you'll be able to browse bots by businesses you've recently visited, by category, and by bots you've recently used.
Mobile payments are about to get a whole lot easier. MasterCard is bringing MasterPass to Facebook Messenger bots, allowing you to quickly and easily check out at companies like Subway, FreshDirect, and The Cheesecake Factory.
Bot traffic now accounts for more than all of the humans in the world combined, despite all of the cat videos we send one another. A more worrying statistic however, is that more than half of those bots are considered malicious.
Facebook has updated its Messenger platform with a number of great new features -- including the ability to now pay them for goods and services. This should make it far easier to place orders through Facebook.
In addition to Anniversary Update for Windows 10, Microsoft is rolling out the Skype Preview app for the Universal Windows Platform. This app was built from the ground up with Windows 10 in mind, ditching the desktop client design.
There's a developer gold rush going on right now, and it's all about bots. Facebook's Messenger gained 11,000 bots in a few months, but are they useful? We tried a few to find out, and were reminded of MS-DOS and other text-based…