Lol I'd ask if anything ever materialized, but sadly, I believe I already know the answer -__-
I've requested my data to be downloaded from facebook 3 times now since
my first comment here. Each time, I've gotten the following
email from facebook promptly after I've made the request:
" You recently requested a copy of yourFacebookdata. We'll send you another email with a link to yourdownloadwhen it's ready. For security reasons, the link will only work for a few days after being sent, so please monitor your email for our message. If the link doesn't work by the time you read your email, you'll have to restart thedownload. Learn what data may be in yourdownload:https://www.facebook.com/help/405183566203254 If you didn't request adownloadof your information, your account may be compromised. Please visit the Help Center to secure it:https://www.facebook.com/help/203305893040179 "
So far I've not gotten a second email response from facebook any of the times that I've made the request. (Yes I've checked my spam filter). I do have a lot of photos and videos on facebook and my only real guess is that my account is larger than what their system is setup to export. Though I receive no error or message to that effect so it is merely a guess.
I've had a similar problem with Google Takeout and have not been able to get a copy of all my Picasa Web Albums downloaded from their service. I've paid for storage space for years, but due to changes with Google+ and the fact that I'm paying for other online storage / backup services now, I want to download a full copy of all my albums from Google, which isn't working out.
Luckily I do have a copy of all of my data that is on Google, however, I don't have it organized in the same fashion that I do on Picasa Web albums, thus the reason I had really wanted to download a copy of it.
Sad to say unless something gets fixed with facebook I won't be able to complete our little experiment here.
...however many are very likely "passively blocking" phone signals due to the commonly used construction materials in commercial buildings.
Instead of "passively blocking", I think you mean "shielding". As in a " Faraday cage". This doesn't hamper signals outside of the structure.
Yes, correct. That is a more accurate term / description of what is happening.
Computers are not intelligent. They only think they are.