Items tagged with digital-will

In the aftermath of a death, one of the unfortunate realities is that the departed leaves behind financial accounts, property, documents, and so on, and that person’s heirs or loved ones are left to sort through it all. It can be messy, difficult, and sometimes painful, and the advent of digital accounts with services such as Google and Facebook have complicated matters substantially. Google announced a new feature called Inactive Account Manager that lets users tell Google what they want done with their Google account and data when they pass (or become permanently incapacitated for any reason). It’s a sort of digital will. “You can tell us what to do with your Gmail messages... Read more...