'Get a Copy of What You've Shared on Facebook'

Faced a host of privacy investigations around the globe and an initial public offering in the next few works, Facebook is trying extra hard to increase transparency and make users happy. The latest effort is an expansion of the social network's "Download Your Data" feature, a three-click process that lets you "Get a copy of what you've shared on Facebook." The site first launched this feature two years ago but only allowed users to get a copy of their list of friends, photos, wall posts, messages, and chat conversations. Now, you'll also get a list of your former usernames and email addresses, all of your friend requests as well as the IP addresses of all the computers you've used to log on to Facebook. It's like a data-rich walk down memory lane.

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