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Facebook Inc said on Monday it has introduced an option to transfer photos and videos from the social media network directly to other services, starting with Google Photos.
The option will be available to users in Ireland, with a worldwide roll-out planned for the first half of 2020.
All data transfers will be encrypted and users will be asked for a password before the transfer is initiated, the company said in a blog post.
Facebook said in September it supports data portability and is planning to build new tools around it.
United States Senators Josh Hawley, Mark Warner and Richard Blumenthal introduced a bill in late October that would require communications platforms with more than 100 million monthly active members to allow its users to easily move, or port, their data to another network.Reuters
The formal investigation opens a new chapter in the European Union's campaign to address the dominance of US tech firms with Google, Facebook and Apple also regular targets of regulators in Brussels.
Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg welcomed the report from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, although it was unclear which of the recommendations the government may implement.
The settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and the New York state Attorney General is the largest amount in a case involving the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, a 1998 federal law, officials said.
Conservatives remain convinced that the tech industry is biased against them. They point to evidence that Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube are staffed disproportionately by liberals, a fact that nobody seriously denies. In a fascinating essay for the New Atlantis, Adam White argues that there is a deep alignment between their corporate culture and the assumptions of modern liberalism.
Amjad Yaghi was just nine years old when his mother left the Gaza Strip for treatment but they could not see each other for 20 years.
The programme is designed to prepare and train Emiratis to travel to space for various scientific missions.
The Royal Thai Consulate General in Dubai hosted on Thursday a reception in celebration of Thailand’s National Day and Father’s Day, co-observed with the 92nd Birth Anniversary of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great.
Dubai has been playing a vital role in grooming showbiz industry spread across the Middle East to provide ample opportunities as well as regularly hosting events to attract people from all walks of life. One such event recently attracted a number of showbiz prominent personalities from across the region who gathered and mingled with residents besides took part in various activities.