data portability

  • Google, Facebook fight for control of user data

    Posted November 11, 2010 - 10:48 am

    Internet giants Google and Facebook have been having a war of words this week over user data portability.
  • After early fame, DataPortability Project matures

    Posted March 30, 2009 - 4:08 pm

    The DataPortability Project tasted early fame in January 2008 when an indignant Robert Scoble joined the group after Facebook canceled the tech celebrity's account for exporting his friends list to Plaxo. The Scoble incident highlighted the problem of data lock-in among social-networking sites and thrust the young DataPortability Project, quietly created in November 2007, onto center stage. In this interview, Project cofounder Chris Saad shares the latest accomplishments and plans of the DataPortability Project.
  • MySpace enhances data portability system

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 9:32 am

    MySpace is adding support for the open standards OAuth and OpenID.
  • Data control console released for social-networking users

    Posted March 10, 2009 - 3:20 pm

    A startup is tackling the data portability program with a central console for users to manage their social networking identity.
  • Facebook, Google launch data portability programs to all

    Posted December 4, 2008 - 9:18 pm

    Google and Facebook separately announced the general availability of their respective data portability programs on Thursday.
  • MySpace eases data portability policies, adopts OpenID

    Posted July 22, 2008 - 1:32 pm

    Two well-known Web sites have completed implementations of MySpace's data portability program, which has also been modified to allow a degree of user data caching and storage by external Web sites and to support the OpenID single sign-on method, MySpace announced Monday.
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