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Legacy Locker Hands Over the Keys to Your Online Life When You Die [Deathhacker]: “

It’s not all that exciting to think about, but what happens to your online bank account, email, Facebook account, blog, and the rest of your online presence when you cease to be?

Web site Legacy passes on your ‘digital property’ to your friends or loved ones should you die.

At first blush, the idea sounds admittedly kind of absurd. But think about the hassle for your loved ones involved in finding contacts that should be notified of your death (email or Facebook), or the money sitting in your PayPal account with nobody around to claim it. None of this poses an insurmountable obstacle for your loved ones, but it’d all be a lot easier if the appropriate usernames and passwords were automatically handed over at your demise.

The service comes with several tiered accounts, from the free account—which will store and hand over 3 ‘assets’ (logins) to one ‘beneficiary’ and send out one ‘legacy letter’ (a farewell message to your loved one) to the $30 annual account, which gives you unlimited everything.

We appreciate what the service offers, and appreciate that Legacy Locker provides a service that may be worth some cash, but we can’t help but think you could have Legacy Locker hand over the keys of your email, then provide instructions to finding an email you’ve prepared in your email account with further instructions for accessing what you couldn’t fit into Legacy Locker. But we’re cheap like that.

If you don’t feel like handing over your logins (some of us would rather they self destruct) but like the idea of sending out emails from the grave, check out previously mentioned Death Switch.

(Via Lifehacker.)


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