Data liberation is an issue that comes up a lot in discussions about privacy. Facebook, which has provided a tool for users to download some of their information since 2010, announced it was expanding that archive of information.
Starting Thursday, the company will allow users to see more information such as friend requests you’ve made and IP addresses you’ve used to log into the network.
“The feature will be rolling out gradually to all users and more categories of information will be available for download in the future,” the company said on its privacy blog.
Despite the expansion of data, as SlashGear noted, some privacy advocates would still like to see Facebook release more information to users. The Australia-based group “Europe vs. Facebook” said that the social network only releases a “fraction” of the data it keeps on users, and complained that consumers will have to “hunt” for more of their data through their Timeline and activity logs.