Originally Posted by Gatorguy
Google is pretty darn good about telling you how to move data out (or into if that's your preference) of any of their services. Just visit The Data Liberation Front.
Surprise. . . It's actually an official Google effort to assist users of Google services in controlling their own data.. As far as I can tell every Google app is listed on the left. Just click on the one you want to "liberate" ,
If only Apple and Microsoft were so transparent and made it so easy.
Well it all looks very nice from a Google Spin POV, but the reality is that that they have already read, analysed, probably sold and definitely stored a copy indefinitely, of the data. Why wouldn't they let you believe you can transfer/liberate this data?
In terms of value to them it is literally yesterday's news - they have already had their way with it, so on to the next fresh bit of data.
The effect is the same if you simply stop using their services, as I have pretty much done.