Facebook adds Legacy Contacts to address digital afterlife issues

Today Facebook released new functionality to address how profiles are handled after an account holder’s death. The new feature, called Legacy Contacts, allows users to specify in advance a caretaker for their account once they pass away.

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Intel Enters Digital Legacy Arena with Acquisition of PasswordBox

Intel Security has acquired Montreal-based PasswordBox, which had acquired LegacyLocker in November 2013.

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Evan Carroll appears on CBS Sunday Morning

Our own Evan Carroll appeared on CBS Sunday Morning with Yahoo Tech’s David Pogue: Protecting your afterlife in the digital realm.

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Why You Won’t Inherit Digital Media

Back in 2012 the media was abuzz with tales of what would happen to an iTunes accounts when the account holder passed away. The short answer is, you can’t.

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Secure Your Digital Legacy By Planning Ahead

On July 16th Yahoo Japan launched an end-of-life service called Yahoo Ending, which offers various services including farewell messages for loved ones, funeral planning, and removal of email and social media accounts.

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