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 Security has acquired Montreal-based PasswordBox, which had acquired LegacyLocker in November 2013.
Our own Evan Carroll appeared on CBS Sunday Morning with Yahoo Tech’s David Pogue: Protecting your afterlife in the digital realm.
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.
Yahoo Japan recently launched a new service, Yahoo Ending, which on the surface appears to be their own version of Google’s Inactive Account Manager. On second look, the Ending service is much more.
McAfee recently released the results of a global digital assets survey and our digital devices hold an estimated $35,000 of value on average. Topping the charts are irreplaceable personal memories, photos and videos, at an estimated $17,065 in value. Additionally, 55% of respondents expressed they kept assets on their devices that are impossible to recreate, […]
Harry Friar died a year ago, but now he’s sending our friend requests on Facebook. FOX Carolinas reports that the South Carolina man appears to be sending friend requests, however they’re from a new account created by someone else to look like Mr. Friar’s actual account.
At its annual meeting in Seattle the Uniform Laws Commission approved the work of its Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets committee on July 16th.
Here’s a great infographic from WebpageFX that shows what happens to popular online accounts when you die.
LinkedIn offers the ability to close the account and remove the profile of a deceased user. In their Help Center, they offer this explanation: Unfortunately, there may be a time when you come across the profile of a colleague, classmate, or loved one who has passed away. If this happens, we can close that person’s […]