Congrats to Google Takeout for adding Blogger, G+ Page exports

The Data Liberation Front advanced Google’s data portability practices another two notches, adding export for Blogger blogs and for Google+ Pages to Google Takeout. Kudos.

A few questions:

How complete are these exports?

Do they include comments left on blogs?  Trackbacks?  Site settings?  Media and files?  Blogrolls?  Themes and templates?  How do they deal with people?  . . . → Read More: Congrats to Google Takeout for adding Blogger, G+ Page exports

App.net commits to data portability as a brand promise

App.net, the we’re-supported-by-our-users-not-by-advertisers twitter alternative, promises data portability to its uses. Let’s look at their core values.

We are selling our product, NOT our users.

We will never sell your personal data, content, feed, interests, clicks, or anything else to advertisers. We promise.

On the one hand, no selling your explicit, inferred or . . . → Read More: App.net commits to data portability as a brand promise

Data Gravity, or the theory that Data has Mass.

There’s an interesting article on TechCrunch today entitled “How Authoritarianism Will Lead To The Rise Of The Data Smuggler.”

While the article itself is interesting, and discusses a level of data portability far beyond what most people think about today, it also makes reference to the concept of “Data Gravity” posited by Dave McCrory. . . . → Read More: Data Gravity, or the theory that Data has Mass.

Google Unleashes New Data Portability Initiative: Google Takeout

Google today unveiled a new service that provides advanced Data Portability across its diverse platform.  Google Takeout (http://www.google.com/takeout) makes it easy to extract your data from a variety of Google Services including: Buzz, Contact and Circles, Picasa Web Albums, and Profile. The information is provided in a variety of formats, including vCard and JSON . . . → Read More: Google Unleashes New Data Portability Initiative: Google Takeout

Data Portability Applauds US CIO, Mourns Departure

Today, friends of Data Portability lost an ally in their cause when the Federal CIO, Vivek Kundra, announced he will be leaving his post in August. Mr. Kundra was the first-ever Chief Information Officer of the United States. During his tenure, Mr. Kundra championed the use of open standards, cloud computing, accessibility, and data . . . → Read More: Data Portability Applauds US CIO, Mourns Departure

RockMelt Builds on Facebook’s Data Portability

An innovative new product has entered the scene that will likely test the resolve of Facebook and others as it relates to data portability.  RockMelt (www.rockmelt.com) is a customized implementation of the open source (Google) Chrome browser that tightly integrates social media while maintaining the comfort (and speed) of the Chrome browsing environment. It . . . → Read More: RockMelt Builds on Facebook’s Data Portability

Data portability in the Credit Card industry

Credit card data portability . . . → Read More: Data portability in the Credit Card industry

Data Portability Membership Registration and Board Elections

Since its founding, the Data Portability organization has been fortunate to have had participation from a diverse collection of folks scattered throughout the globe. So much has already be done, yet there is so much left to accomplish. There are exciting things ahead for data portability in 2010, and this is all as the . . . → Read More: Data Portability Membership Registration and Board Elections

A Shining Example of Great Work in the Open Web!

The web is full of interesting initiatives and exciting efforts by lots of folks and organizations. All too often the results of these efforts are lost in the noise of everything else going on, rendering it virtually impossible to keep up with all of the “good stuff”. Today, one of the good things came . . . → Read More: A Shining Example of Great Work in the Open Web!

Dataportability officially endorses the Health Data Bill of Rights

We previously wrote in regards to the Dataportability Healthcare Taskforce endorsing the Health Data Bill of Rights.  We are now pleased to announce that the Dataportability project is officially endorsing the Health Data Bill of Rights as stated below ….

In an era when technology allows personal health information to be more easily stored, . . . → Read More: Dataportability officially endorses the Health Data Bill of Rights