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Google creates Inactive Account Manager so you can control your data after you're gone

0. phoneArena posted on 11 Apr 2013, 15:18

We don't want to be the ones to break the news to you, but there is an incredibly high chance that we're all going to die at some point. In the before times, when you died you had physical items that needed to be sorted out, but now more and more of our lives are digital and there hasn't been a good way to sort out that data. Google is taking on the task by creating the Inactive Account Manager so you can control your data after you're gone...

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posted on 11 Apr 2013, 15:26

1. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


posted on 11 Apr 2013, 15:27 4

2. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)

Just live long enough and get enough $$$ to become a cyborg and complete the ultimate goal in life, immortality.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 15:40

3. TheMaxColonel (Posts: 48; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

Why do we need this?

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 15:53 8

5. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2720; Member since: 26 May 2011)

Because people don't keep letters in shoeboxes for their relatives to find in the attic anymore. You have a lot of data in your e-mail, maybe Drive, YouTube, etc, and you may want someone to get that data when you die.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 15:52

4. sbuxreg (Posts: 3; Member since: 18 May 2012)

i think facebook should come out with something like this.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 16:14 6

6. lyndon420 (Posts: 5017; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

You keep a lot of stuff in your fb account that you want passed on to someone else?

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 16:41 1

7. xperator (Posts: 10; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)

lol xD

True ! Why the %$#% should u pass all those info to some relative or friends? They already have your fb...

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 23:28

8. Max_Boost (Posts: 101; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)

"Then you choose how long you want your timeout watch to be. The alert will go out after 1 month of not logging into Google, then the timeout can be triggered at 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, or 1 year."

What happens if you die in an accident tomorrow, this weekend or the end of the month or next month. Then what?

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 22:47

9. jjnbbills12 (Posts: 18; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)

At that point, your account and data can be deleted if you wish, or you can set up to 10 people as a "trusted contact" and share certain data with them. You can also set up a Gmail auto-response that will go out to anyone who e-mails you after the timeout period has been triggered.

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