Social media, email and bank accounts often remain active even after their owner dies, meaning valuable information can become vulnerable — especially when estate managers can’t access these accounts. While digital estate planning has its own set of complications, the drive to increase awareness for social media users of all ages has led to legislative action. And now, Facebook has introduced its own solution to the problem. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO — Responding to unprecedented data breaches and cyberattacks, President Barack Obama is trying to spark alliances between policymakers who want to regulate the online world and tech innovators who traditionally shun Beltway bureaucracies. Continue reading
Facebook, the site where members carefully curate memories of life’s most important milestones, announced Thursday it will allow users to put their online affairs in order and decide what happens to their profiles once their status can no longer be … Continue reading
A hastily constructed Facebook page, titled “I am Kenji,” calls for Islamic State militants to free Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. His captors gave a deadline of sundown Thursday to work out a prisoner swap for a female attempted suicide bomber. Continue reading
According to a new Pew Research Center study, If you see a friend post something stressful about their life online, it can, in turn, make you stressed. Continue reading
Facebook and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children have teamed up to post Amber Alerts on Facebook News Feeds beginning this week. While the alerts, which notify people if a child has gone missing in their area, are currently broadcast through cellphones, television and radio, this marks the first time a social media site will post them.
The viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was a watershed moment in the evolution of philanthropy, but using social media to raise money has not been a universally successful strategy. Stacy Palmer of The Chronicle of Philanthropy and Amy Sample Ward of the Nonprofit Technology Network join Hari Sreenivasan for a conversation about donating in the digital age. Continue reading