Google Helps People Get Their Data Out Of Google
from the the-antithesis-of-evil? dept
Too many companies these days are focused on ways to keep you locked-in somehow or another, so it’s quite refreshing to find out that Google is now officially announcing its Data Liberation Front, which does exactly the opposite: systematically helping you to get your data out of Google’s services so that it can be used elsewhere. Apparently the group has been working on this for a while, but has only just now been publicly “announced.” It’s difficult to think of too many other companies that would do the same thing. Of course, it’s easy to think of independent or competing companies that might do this — but we usually hear about the original company suing anyone who tries to free up data. Good move by Google to offer the service itself.