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Facebook adds Photobucket and Google Calendar to its data portability options – TechCrunch

Facebook announced today that it has added two new destinations when you want to move your social network data. In a blog post, the company said users will be able to move their images to Photobucket and event listings to Google Calendar. Product manager Hadi Michel said the tool has been “completely rebuilt” to be “simpler and more intuitive”, giving people more clarity on what they can share on which platforms. Additionally, users can now initiate multiple transfers, with more precise control over what they choose to export in a transfer.

This is another feature added to the Data Transfer Project, an open source project developed by Google, Facebook, and Microsoft. Facebook users can already upload their photos to Google’s image storage service, as well as Dropbox, Blogger, Google Docs, and WordPress. This is, in part, a way to meet the long-standing ACCESS Act, which would allow users to move their data to any competing platform. Facebook says it is calling on the government to “establish clearer rules on who is responsible for protecting this data as it is transferred to different services.”

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on Engadget.


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