Google is launching a new initiative called Data Liberation, an approach to engineering that allows users to move their data -- such as pictures, mail, or documents -- from Google's servers to any other location easily, ZDNet reports. In a Sept. 14 blog post, Data Liberation engineering manager Brian Fitzpatrick uses a good analogy to explain why the company sees this is an important step: "Imagine you want to move out of your apartment. When you ask your landlord about the terms of your previous lease, he says that you are free to leave at any time; however, you cannot...

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