Tuesday, October 12, 2010

FaceBook gives users access to their own data

Good news from FaceBook: users can now download everything they've ever put on the site. This is an important step towards transparency. The move is being welcomed by the DataPortability project, whose mission is to help people to use and protect the data they create on networked services - although they are careful to note that being able to download one's data is not the same as being able to control it (read Alisa Leonard).

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