Protecting Your Digital Estate
What happens to the digital legacy of those who have complicated online profiles, passwords, digital assets such as music and who happen to be—dead?
While general copyright ideas are clear, many are left without permission to access apposite passwords and the estates of these departed people are consequently ripe for plundering by digital grave robbers, the numbers of whom are on the increase. ... It is one thing for those left behind to come to terms with their loss, but it is another thing completely if digital grave robbers take over the identity of the deceased person. For somebody who has left a substantial digital identity that legacy needs to be guarded as much as any gravestone in a cemetery.
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A new computer model solves a pair of Jovian riddles.
- Astronomers have wondered how a gas giant like Jupiter could sit in the middle of our solar system's planets.
- Also unexplained has been the pair of asteroid clusters in front of and behind Jupiter in its orbit.
- Putting the two questions together revealed the answer to both.
They didn't know it, but the rituals of Iron Age Scandinavians turned their iron into steel.
- Iron Age Scandinavians only had access to poor quality iron, which put them at a tactical disadvantage against their neighbors.
- To strengthen their swords, smiths used the bones of their dead ancestors and animals, hoping to transfer the spirit into their blades.
- They couldn't have known that in so doing, they actually were forging a rudimentary form of steel.
Artists and fans are the big losers as bot-powered scalpers make a killing.
- The secondary ticketing market is predicted to grow to $15.19 billion next year.
- Artists, athletes, management, and venues see none of this revenue—it all goes to scalpers and ticketing agencies.
- Some companies are likely in breach of anti-trust laws, but no one seems to be regulating the industry.
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