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Security checks come with new Facebook data download feature

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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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