Thursday, October 07, 2010

Facebook Now Allows You To “Download Your Information”

Facebook Now Allows You To “Download Your Information”: "

Whoah. Until now there hasn’t been a way to download info off of Facebook, but at today’s Facebook event in Palo Alto, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a feature that allows users to port their data from Facebook in a .zip file, “People own and have control over all info they put into Facebook and “Download Your Information” enables people to take stuff with them,” says Zuckerberg.

“Download Your Information” is groundbreaking as the premise behind the Diaspora Project is that it is the “open” portable Facebook. As of today it seems like Facebook is the “open” portable Facebook, as the company now feels secure enough to let users leave with info intact.

Facebook Product Manager David Recordon explains that you can access the “Download Your Information” feature from your account settings, hit the download button (see above) and Facebook will allow you to download everything off your profile, including your friends list, events, all of your messages, wall posts and all of your photos into a zip file.

Downloading your profile in this way does not delete it from the site, but simply provides you with a copy. Users wishing to erase their data entirely will have to go through the process of deleting their entire Facebook profile, separately from “Download Your Information.”

Recordon emphasizes that the product will be simple enough for laymen to use, a one click process.

More importantly, when asked during the Q&A whether a Facebook user could ostensibly download their information and then reupload it to a site other than Facebook, Zuckerberg answered:

“At a high level we’ve built two different things, Facebook Connect — which is our real effort to bring our sites to other sites, and “Download Your Information” where you can download your information and upload it to another site. Stuff that you put into the site, you should be able to take out.”

“Download Your Information” should be rolling out to all users beginning today.


Tuesday, October 05, 2010

New DroboProFS

Introducing DroboPro FS

The DroboPro FS is a file server designed to make it easy for you to share and backup data. It is the safest way yet to store your files. DroboPro FS protects against single or dual drive failures (the choice is yours). Its dual Ethernet ports protect against network failure.
DroboPro FS will automatically backup all of its files to a twin unit at an offsite location. Your data is protected from fire, flood, or theft. Backup is incremental, only new files, or parts of files that have changed are transferred. Setup is dead simple. Now you can sleep at night.
DroboPro FS is ideal for small businesses (25-50 users). It has 8 drive bays and lets you increase capacity at any time by simply adding a drive. You can mix and match drives of different sizes, from different manufacturers. supports up to 16TB of capacity. As larger drives become available, DroboPro FS will let you grow with them.

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