9to5 Google: Google Takeout now lets you select Photos albums for direct Flickr, OneDrive transfer

9to5 Google: Google Takeout now lets you select Photos albums for direct Flickr, OneDrive transfer. “Google Takeout has long let users export and download local copies of their data. With the Data Transfer Project, Google made it so that you could directly move an image library to a third-party service. Google Takeout now lets you select specific Photos albums to transfer.”

TechCrunch: Facebook seeks fresh legal delay to block order to suspend its transatlantic data transfers

TechCrunch: Facebook seeks fresh legal delay to block order to suspend its transatlantic data transfers . “Facebook is firing up its lawyers to try to block EU regulators from forcing it to suspend transatlantic data transfers in the wake of a landmark ruling by Europe’s top court this summer. The tech giant has applied to judges in Ireland to seek a judicial review of a preliminary suspension order, it has emerged.”

ZDNet: Privacy concerns prompt Irish regulators to ask Facebook to stop sending EU user data to the US

ZDNet: Privacy concerns prompt Irish regulators to ask Facebook to stop sending EU user data to the US. “Facebook says that Irish regulators believe current user data exchange methods between the US and EU ‘cannot in practice be used,’ leading to an inquiry into the data transfer practices employed by the company. “

BusinessWire: Free Accelerated Data Transfer Software for COVID-19 Researchers (PRESS RELEASE)

BusinessWire: Free Accelerated Data Transfer Software for COVID-19 Researchers (PRESS RELEASE). “High-performance data transfer software that can move files ranging from megabytes to terabytes among research institutions, cloud providers, and personal computers at speeds many times faster than traditional software…. Available immediately for an initial 90-day license; requests to extend licenses will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to facilitate continued research.”

ZDNet: Facebook transfer of data from EU to US shores argued in European high court

ZDNet: Facebook transfer of data from EU to US shores argued in European high court. “A long legal battle which centers around Facebook’s transfer of data belonging to European citizens to the United States has ended up in the European Court of Justice. The Luxembourg-based court, which is the highest in the bloc, is hearing arguments on Tuesday concerning Facebook’s data practices and whether or not they are placing EU citizens at risk of surveillance.”

Hongkiat: 15 Best Sites to Send Big Files Online

Hongkiat: 15 Best Sites to Send Big Files Online. “Today’s Internet allows an array of mediums for sharing files across different platforms. However, sharing large files still has its limits. Most email services only allow 20-25 MB as maximum attachment size which definitely isn’t enough to share bulky data (especially media files). Here’s the point where you need a reliable website that lets you send GBs of data to multiple people online. And so we bring you a list of 15 of the best large file sharing websites that will let you share large files for free.”

BetaNews: Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter team up on open source Data Transfer Project to ease your data moving woes

BetaNews: Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter team up on open source Data Transfer Project to ease your data moving woes. “Four giants of the technology world have joined forces in an attempt to make it easier for people to move data between services. The collaboration between Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter takes the form of the open source Data Transfer Project, the aim of which is to make it possible to ‘transfer data directly from one service to another, without needing to download and re-upload it’.”

Amit Agarwal: How to Backup your Gmail Inbox to another Gmail Account

Amit Agarwal: How to Backup your Gmail Inbox to another Gmail Account . “If your current Gmail account is running low on storage, you can consider using a new Gmail account to backup your existing emails and then delete the bulky mails from the primary account to make space. There are no addons to install and the Gmail-to-Gmail transfer happens directly in the cloud.”

TechCrunch: Instagram will let you download your content after criticism about portability

TechCrunch: Instagram will let you download your content after criticism about portability . “Yesterday we reported that Instagram lacked data portability, knocking the app for the absence of an equivalent to Facebook’s Download Your Information too. Now an Instagram spokesperson tells me ‘We are building a new data portability tool. You’ll soon be able to download a copy of what you’ve shared on Instagram, including your photos, videos and messages.'”

Hongkiat: Send Large Files (As Big as 2GB) Online for Free with WeTransfer

Hongkiat: Send Large Files (As Big as 2GB) Online for Free with WeTransfer . “In today’s media-centric world, a large amount of content is created every day. And when content is created, it also needs to be transfered or sent to other people. Though there are a lot of tools available that allow you to send large files online, however only a few provide you complete and free service.” Obviously I would not use this for anything sensitive. But when you have a rough cut of a commercial, for example, and GMail is cutting you off at 25MB attachment sizes…

University at Buffalo: The end of sneakernet?

University at Buffalo: The end of sneakernet?. “For researchers and companies sharing extremely large datasets, such as genome maps or satellite imagery, it can be quicker to send documents by truck or airplane. The slowdown leads to everything from lost productivity to the inability to quickly warn people of natural disasters. The University at Buffalo has received a $584,469 National Science Foundation grant to address this problem.”