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Facebook legacy contact announcement

Yesterday 12th February 2015 Facebook announced that they were finally acknowledging issues regarding digital bereavement.<p>Their press release states …

Bereavement

Will you have copies of treasured photographs of your relatives to pass on to future generations? Who owns your digital assets? Photographs such as this one may be lost!

How to decide who inherits your Facebook account

Facebook introduced a new legacy contact feature in the U.S. on Thursday — allowing users to choose who can manage their accounts once they've died — …

Tech Industry

New Facebook tool masks tech industry’s digital death fight

Facebook wants to cheat death. Or at least the laws governing death. That’s how a cynic might see a new feature that lets users hand over part of …

Social Embers

The Law Society's Wills and Inheritance Protocol states that:<p>a. clients should maintain a list of assets, including digital assets.<p>b. consider how to …

Sunday night, newspaper humour #DigitalLegacy

Will your grandchildren be able to find pictures of you after you have died? Will they be able to access old photographs that have been stored digitally or will they be lost or stored behind a secret password that no one can unlock?

The app economy for our Internet afterlives

When Facebook announced its legacy feature last week, people scrambled to decide who would control the personal information that would live on the …