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Facebook now lets you export posts and notes to other platforms
by João Carrasqueira
Facebook has announced that it's expanding the scope of its data transfer tools to now include posts and notes on the social network. The company first introduced the ability to transfer photos and videos to platforms like Google Photos in December of 2019, expanding to more platforms over time, but text-based content was still locked to Facebook until now.
Should you want to transfer your text posts somewhere else, Facebook says you can choose Google Docs, Blogger, or WordPress.com as options for your posts and notes, though only Google Docs and WordPress seem to be available on our end. Just like with other data types, once you request the transfer, Facebook will carry it out in the background, and it will send you an email once it's done.
Facebook says the tool is built with privacy in mind, and you'll need to re-enter your password to begin the transfer. Additionally, data is encrypted during the transfer, so prying eyes shouldn't be able to look into it.
Privacy isn't something the social network has been known for, so the company has focused on it more in the past few years in an attempt to regain consumer trust. Facebook's Privacy Progress page was also updated today to provide more information and transparency on its approach to protecting people's privacy.
If you're not convinced by Facebook's efforts, you can at least export more of your content now. The transfer tool is accessible in the Your Facebook Information section of your Facebook account settings, and you can also just download your information if you'd rather keep it locally.
By Abhishek Baxi
Google loses blogspot.in domain breaking hundreds of thousands of links
by Abhishek Baxi
Google seems to have lost ownership of its blogspot.in domain. The domain is part of Google-owned Blogger, a blog-publishing service, that the company acquired in 2003.
On Blogger, country-specific domains are not different blog addresses, but a domain redirect based on the country where you're currently located. When searched within India, Blogger points to username.blogspot.in as opposed to username.blogspot.com. A lot of users in India then also end up sharing .in permalinks all over the Web.
From a WHOIS lookup, it seems that the blogspot.in domain has been picked up by a domain service provider.
In February 2013, Blogger introduced multiple country-specific URLs. For example, username.blogspot.com will automatically redirect to username.blogspot.in in India and username.blogspot.com.au in Australia. At the time, Google explained the intent that if the company receives a request to remove content that violates local law, that content may no longer be available to readers on local domains where those laws apply.
Blogger doesn’t seem to be a focus product for Google for a while, however, this mess would hurt a lot of bloggers and readers with broken links all over. A search result on Google for ‘site:blogspot.in’, for example, yields over 4.5 million results at the time of writing.
Source: Hacker News
(CNN) -- Andrew Breitbart, the conservative blogger whose posting of a sexually explicit photo of former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner led to the congressman's downfall, has died, his attorney confirmed Thursday.
He was 43.
Joel Pollak, editor-in-chief and in-house counsel for Breitbart's website, Breitbart.com, posted a statement confirming his death.