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Three Barriers that Make it Hard to Pass on Digital Accounts After Death

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

When we die, we leave behind not just intangible memories and tangible physical possessions, but a whole host of digital accounts that are somewhere in between the two. Unlike the photos and documents you store in your desk, access after death to data stored with email providers and social networking websites is impeded by several major barriers.

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The Vulnerability of Information Stored in the Cloud

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Stored Communications Act, passed 25 years ago this month, includes rules that make data stored on remote computers vulnerable to law enforcement subpoena without requiring a warrant. However, even though the law hasn't been changed by Congress, recent court decisions have made the government less likely to pursue this type of data without a warrant. Bob talks to Forbes privacy blogger Kashmir Hill about these developments.

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