News Column

Google Announces 'Digital Will' Service

April 14, 2013
Google Announces Digital Will Service

Google has unveiled a so-called digital will that will instruct the search-engine giant to delete any personal data about a user from cyberspace.

The digital will -- which Google has named the Inactive Account Manager -- is designed to transfer other files to designated recipients, if a Google account holder wants them preserved for posterity.

"It used to be that we had scrapbooks or houses and passed them on after we died, but the more we value our digital archive, the more we want to pass it on and make sure it lives on after us -- that the digital footprint we leave behind says who we are," University of Maryland Professor Allison Druin told Russia's RIA Novosti news service.




For more stories covering the world of technology, please see HispanicBusiness' Tech Channel



Source: Copyright UPI 2013


Story Tools






HispanicBusiness.com Facebook Linkedin Twitter RSS Feed Email Alerts & Newsletters