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Old 21-07-18, 01:36
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...to, er, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter etc... This story comes from The Register:

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter make it easier to download your info and upload to, er, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter etc... The Register
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GDPR put a gun to their heads

Allowing developers to siphon millions of netizens' personal information didn't work out so well for Facebook, given the Cambridge Analytica affair.

Nonetheless, the misinformation and ads platform has decided to build a data takeout service for account holders, allowing people to download their information in a standardized way and upload it to another platform.
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Bleeping Computer has published an article about this too:

Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Twitter Announce "Data Transfer Project"
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Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter have announced on Friday, July 20, the Data Transfer Project (DTP), an initiative to create an open-source, service-to-service data portability platform so that users of their sites and others can easily migrate data from one platform to another.

After open-sourcing the code, the four tech giants hope that other platforms will adopt their new technology and help create an interconnected web where users can easily move data from platform to platform without headaches and avoid situations where they have to set up profiles over and over and over and over again at each site they register.
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From Sophos' Naked Security:

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Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter are working together on a joint open-source project to help their users move their data between services as easily as possible.
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