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Twitter Bots Can’t Stop Snarking About No Man’s Sky And Persona 5

Tons of Twitter bots are still just pictures of boobs asking for your credit card information, but programmers have also used the format to make some cool shit. Every Teenager Bot and Gradients are genuinely fun little experiments that brighten up my timeline. But every botmaker struggles with getting flagged as spam,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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These Data Sets Are Just Waiting for Your Next Creative Project

Artificial intelligence isn’t just for scary algorithms poised to take over our lives—it can also be a fun thing to play with, as we learned when we trained a computer to generate Lifehacker headlines. But you can’t play until you have some good data sets to start with.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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EVE Exploiters Will Soon Face Harsher Punishments

EVE Online is under siege. The invasion isn’t masterminded by one of EVE’s infamous misanthropes or some grand armada worth hundreds of thousands of dollars— it’s an invasion of exploiters, botters and hackers. This time, instead of the players battling in space, CCP Games’ Security Team is on the front line.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Block Your Fake Followers

Millions of Twitter users are actually fraudulent bots, sold to real Twitter users, including many celebrities and media personalities, to inflate their stats and make them look more influential. Last week the New York Times investigated one of the most influential bot sellers and called up their celebrity clients. In…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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This Facebook Bot Will Help You Plan Your Death

Have you had a conversation with your loved ones about what should happen if you’re ever on life support? Probably not, especially if you’re young. A startup called LifeFolder is hoping you’ll be more comfortable having that conversation with a Facebook messenger bot.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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USA Today Is Pissed That Bots Are Such Big Fans of Its Facebook Page

Normally, if a publisher has a problem with spam bots. it has something to do with dreaded promotional comments that don’t make any sense. But USA Today has another problem—the bots just love the colorful newspaper’s Facebook page. That’s led to the FBI getting involved.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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