After we die .. ?

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    A question I've pondered over.. what happens to our digital data, photos, etc. when we die ?
    well, Google have come up with a product:

    Google has opened a new service to let people control what happens to their email, online photos and blogposts saved in its accounts, as concern grows over what happens to users' "digital life" when they die.

    Called Inactive Account Manager – which Google's Andreas Tuerk accepts is "not a great name" – it will let users decide whether to trigger it if they haven't logged in for three, six, nine or 12 months, and then either delete their data or send all or selected elements to a nominated person of their choice.

    More on this story

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    http://googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/plan-your-digital-afterlife-with.html

    where to find it

    https://www.google.com/settings/u/0/account/inactive
     
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  2. Mel

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    Great idea.

    When my father died 2 years ago
    No one had his login code for facebook.

    We still get pictures of him on facebook do you know this person.
    Facebook cant close his account they said only he can do that.
    But i dont think they have internet yet up there.
     
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  3. Bailey58

    Bailey58 Funster Life Member

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    We've had threads on passwords before and how we remember them all, well my answer is I can't. I have 3 pages on a word doc with financial/government log ins stored and another with 4 pages of less sensitive log ins, both protected with a password I have to remember. If I disappear off the forum for more than a couple of months then you'll know I'm gone! :Sad:
     
  4. joner8888

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    Iv`e told my better half where my a4 paper with passwords ,for everything is hidden away if i have to nip off quick:Eeek:

    All my grandfather had to do was tell my nan where the key to his bureau was hidden-- times change
     
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    Usefull app, Keeper, store all your files etc on it only one password needed, totally secure.

    Bob:thumb:
     

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