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Friday, April 12, 2013

Google Death

So...as is the nature of Google, they have created another service for the people. However this service lends a little to the morbid side of things. I nick-named it Google Death. In reality it's called "Google Inactive Account Manager". It's a service that links all Google services through an activity monitor, and activates itself when a specified inactivity threshold that you set, is reached. Once "Google Death" has detected that you are within 30 days of reaching the inactivity limit, it will attempt to contact you to warn you that you are coming close to reaching the threshold. If you do not answer, or otherwise become active again on any of your Google linked accounts...then Google Death takes over and performs the action you specified. It can either delete all your Google related accounts along with all the linked data held there-in, or it can notify up to ten individuals you specified and give them access to your Google Account and related services so that they can perform whatever cleanup is needed after your...passing from this digital realm.

Leave it to Google to come up with service to manager your digital afterlife.

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