Architecture, Network security

Security checks come with new Facebook data download feature

October 6, 2010
Facebook users are now able to download all of the data they've compiled in their profile onto a zip file, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday. But before users can do so, Facebook has instituted a number of security checks, consisting of "confirming your password and answering appropriate security questions," to validate their identity, Zuckerberg wrote in a blog post. Users also reportedly will have to fill out a captcha. The world's most popular social networking site launched the "Download Your Information" feature as a way for its more than 500 million members to better control their data, which includes wall posts, status updates and photos. — DK
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