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Google Liberates More of Your Data With New Takeout Services

by Sean P. Aune | February 17, 2013February 17, 2013 10:00 am PDT


Google is once again trying to show itself as the friendly service that feels you own your on data by adding a couple of more service to its Takeout product.

While Facebook continues to do everything possible to hold on to your data for as long as possible, Google has been adding more and more data liberation tools to its Takeout – now apparently being renamed to Takeaway – product. For some time you’ve been able to download all of your information from Contacts to your Profile, but now it has also added Blogger and Google+ to the services you can grab your data from.

The new Blogger extraction tool allows you to remove your entire history, or even as little as one blog post. On the Google+ side of things, you not only get your original posts, but also all of the data on the circles you shared it with.

Freedom of data you create should be a no-brianer, but it appears Google is one of the few companies that understands that.

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...