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Facebook Criticised Over Data Download Tool

Science & Tech  (tags: technology, Facebook, privacy, computer, internet, performance )

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Facebook has updated a tool that lets users look at some of the data the social network holds on them.

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Dee C. (222)
Sunday April 15, 2012, 3:35 pm
The update gives people an "expanded archive" of their activity on Facebook letting them see friend requests and login locations.

Facebook said other categories of data would be added in the future.

Campaigners said the data shared did not go far enough and handed over only a "fraction" of the information European laws demand.
Raw access

Facebook's Download Your Information tool was first introduced in 2010 and gave people a digital copy of the photos, posts and messages they had shared on the social network.

Those who took the chance to get their archive got a compressed file full of data.

In a blogpost explaining the change, Facebook said the updated tool would be gradually rolled out to all users.

Kerrie G. (135)
Monday April 16, 2012, 7:28 am
Noted, thanks.

Penny C. (94)
Monday April 16, 2012, 1:30 pm
Noted,thanks Dee.

Kathleen R. (138)
Monday April 16, 2012, 1:39 pm
noted & read

Past Member (0)
Monday April 16, 2012, 1:54 pm
Noted, thank you.

Luis Miguel J. (0)
Tuesday April 17, 2012, 12:37 am
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