If you hadn’t yet heard, there’s been a bit of a kerfuffle this past week over your data by two Internet giants – Facebook and Google, reports ReadWriteWeb. It started when Google began blocking other services from importing its data without reciprocity, a move aimed directly at Facebook. Since then, the ball has been hit back and forth, with Facebook making an end-run around Google and deep-linking directly to a contact exporter on Google. Now, Google has retaliated by asking any user that gets that far if you are “super sure you want to import your contact information for your friends into a service that won’t let you get it out?” Take a look at Google’s rather hilarious response after the jump. This is the page that Facebook users now see when they try to export their Google data to find their friends on Facebook. “You have been directed to this page from a site that doesn’t allow you to re-export your data to other services, essentially locking up your contact data about your friends,” warns Google. “So once you import your data there, you won’t be able to get it out.” The page even offers users the ability to “register a complaint”, although it’s unclear where this complaint will end up…

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Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.


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