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Surprising things you can buy from Facebook chatbots

Brady Porche

Facebook has built its massive success on interactions between people, but now chatty robots are taking over. In September, the social media network announced users of its Messenger app will soon be able to buy products directly from “chatbots” —…
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Google restricts payday loan display ads

Kelly Dilworth

Google, the consumer financial protections advocate? Just weeks after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau hinted at new regulations for payday lenders, search engine giant Google offered its own crackdown on predatory lenders. In a blog post on Google’s public policy…
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3 reasons to clean up your Facebook act

Sienna Kossman
Facebook and privacy

Facebook may help us connect with relatives and share comical-yet-relatable memes, but what if financially unstable, distant Internet “friends” are the reason you’re not approved for a small loan? It might be time to reconsider who you’re friending — or…
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Will Facebook help create credit catfish?

Sienna Kossman

If people are willing to create false online identities to find love, I don’t think it’s farfetched to think others wouldn’t edit their Facebook profile if they knew it could help them score a car loan or credit card.
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Should social media deem you creditworthy?

Kelly Dilworth

Some dismiss it as hype. But the buzz around using social media data with, or in place of, traditional credit scores is still around and has won over some influential evangelists.

Bill Clerico, CEO of the small business payment processing service WePay, for example, recently became the latest social media advocate to extoll the virtues of using social media profiles to help decide whether a person or a business can be trusted.

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