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ISSUE #16: Facebook’s “bot pause” is over, you can now create new chatbots ⚡️

⚡️ Facebook’s “bot pause” is officially over, you can now create new bots just as before. In addition, the platform announced its intention to open a new dating service and build a tool to allow users delete their Facebook browsing data.

🗣 Microsoft’s social chatbot in China Xiaolce, is making a breakthrough in natural conversation by better understanding people’s emotional as well as intellectual needs.

🕵️‍ The French government is building its own encrypted messenger service to ease fears that foreign entities could spy on private conversations between top officials.

💼 Google is “pausing” work on Allo, a smart messaging app, in order to put its resources into the adoption of RCS.

🕺 This chatbot could help you become Instagram famous by predicting the success of your next post.

📱 The Iranian government has officially released Soroush, a mobile messaging app, in a bid to encourage users abandon the currently banned Telegram messenger.

🔐 Japanese messaging giant Line is planning to create a custom blockchain to support decentralized apps for its platform.

💰 The United Kingdom is planning a big investment in artificial intelligence technologies in a deal worth about $1.3 billion.

👋 WhatsApp founder plans to leave after broad clashes with parent Facebook. His departure could be timely for Facebook, as it looks to monetize the WhatsApp platform.

🔑 Twitter advised all 330 million users to change passwords after bug exposed them in plain text.

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