Google Data Liberation Front

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Google's Data Liberation Front is an engineering team at Google whose "goal is to make it easier for users to move their data in and out of Google products."[1] The team, which consults with other engineering teams within Google on how to "liberate" Google products, currently supports 27 products.[2] The purpose of the Data Liberation Front is to ensure that data can be migrated from Google once an individual or company stops using their services.[3]

Google Takeout[edit]

Main article: Google Takeout

On June 28, 2011, Google's Data Liberation Front engineering team released their first product, after 4 years in development, called Google Takeout, which allowed you to export data from supported services.[4]

Google Takeout has been criticized for failing to include many Google services.[5]

Service Date "liberated" Notes
Google Buzz June 28, 2011[4]
Google Circles and Contacts June 28, 2011[4]
Picasa Web Albums June 28, 2011[4]
Google profile June 28, 2011[4]
Google stream June 28, 2011[4]
+1 July 15, 2011[6]
Google Tasks August 1, 2011[7] via the Google Tasks Porter (not part of google Takeout)
Google Voice September 6, 2011[8]
Gmail Chat logs September 15, 2011
Google Docs January 24, 2012
YouTube September 26, 2012
Google Calendar December 5, 2013
Gmail December 5, 2013[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "the Data Liberation Front". Google. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  2. ^ http://www.dataliberation.org/system/app/pages/subPages?path=/google
  3. ^ Kenyon, Henry (Sep 13, 2010). "Google Apps government reach grows". Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "The Data Liberation Front Delivers Google Takeout". Google. June 28, 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  5. ^ Null, Christopher (May 21, 2012). "'Liberating' Your Data from Google, and What That Really Means". PCWorld. 
  6. ^ "Something new on the Google Takeout menu: +1's". Google. July 15, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Introducing Google Tasks Porter". Google. August 1, 2011. 
  8. ^ "New on the Menu: Google Voice for Google Takeout". Google. September 6, 2011. 
  9. ^ Piepmeier, Nick. "http://gmailblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/download-copy-of-your-gmail-and-google.html". Official Gmail Blog. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 

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