data portability

Instapaper on pause in Europe to fix GDPR compliance “issue”

Remember Instapaper? The Pinterest-owned, read-it-later bookmarking service is taking a break in Europe — apparently while it works on achieving compliance with the region’s updated privac

Instagram launches “Data Download” tool to let you leave

Two weeks ago TechCrunch called on Instagram to build an equivalent to Facebook’s “Download Your Information feature so if you wanted to leave for another photo sharing network, you could.

Facebook shouldn’t block you from finding friends on competitors

Twitter, Vine, Voxer, MessageMe. Facebook has repeatedly cut off competitors from its feature for finding your Facebook friends on their apps… after jumpstarting its own social graph by convinci

Zuckerberg owns or clones most of the “8 social apps” he cites as competition

Mark Zuckerberg’s flimsy defense when congress asked about a lack of competition to Facebook has been to cite that the average American uses eight social apps. But that conveniently glosses over

Instagram traps data without a Download Your Information tool

It’s hard to #DeleteFacebook with no viable alternative, but at least you can export all your data. There’s no such option on Instagram . That lack of data portability puts users at the me

Facebook urged to make GDPR its “baseline standard” globally

Facebook is facing calls from consumer groups to make the European Union’s incoming GDPR data protection framework the “baseline standard for all Facebook services”. The update to th

WTF is GDPR?

Within a matter of months, the General Data Protection Regulation will apply across the EU and business processing citizens' data will need to be sure they're compliant. We explain the major changes i

Google Takeout, An Easier Way To Take Your Data With You

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/google-takeout.jpg"> Lost in all the buzz around Google+ is an important new feature rolled out alongside it that makes it <a href="ht

Why Every Site Should Have A Data Portability Policy

<em><strong>Editor's note</strong>: Today the <a href="http://blog.dataportability.org/2010/06/23/announcing-the-portability-policy/">DataPortability Project</a> announces <a href="http://PortabilityP

Why Every Site Should Have A Data Portability Policy

<img class="snap_nopreview shot2" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/data-portability-logo.png" alt="" />The software industry is still figuring out the right balance between open an

New Open Data Foundation To Set Out Data Formats

Chris Saad, a co-founder of the Data Portability project has posted that tomorrow at OSCON a new Open Data Web Foundation will be announced by David Recordon and others. The goal of the new foundation