What happens to your email after you die? Can the executor of your estate (or the administrator if you die without a will) gain access to your email account and read all of your email? That is the question at the heart of a lawsuit, Ajemian vs. Yahoo, that is heading to the Supreme Court, assuming that the Supreme Court agrees to hear it.
Wonder what happens to your Facebook page (technically your Facebook timeline) if you die? (Well, ok, when you die.) In part it will depend on whether or not you have designated a ‘legacy contact’ in your Facebook account. Want to make sure your account is deleted when you die? We tell you how to do that, too.
In a move that has concerned as many as it has surprised, Yahoo has announced that come July 15th they will be recycling email addresses, meaning that previously dead, inactive or dormant email addresses will be up for grabs.
Blackberry CEO Thorsten Heins is branching out. No longer content to be just the CEO of one of the most improbably failingest tech companies, he is now a prognosticator (that’s a fancy word for someone who predicts the future). According to Heins, in five years there will no longer be any reason to have a tablet computer.
Andrew Breitbart, the conservative blogger whom Fox News called “one of the nation’s most influential commentators,” died this morning, “unexpectedly from natural causes”. But already there is a whisper campaign: was it really natural causes? Or was he killed for what he was about to reveal?
Facebook has announced a policy of allowing the profiles of deceased users to remain up, as a sort of “memorialization” or tribute to the user.