I Needed to Save My Mother’s Memories. I Hacked Her Phone.

  • By: Leslie Berlin / The New York Times

After she died, breaking into her phone was the only way to put together the pieces of her digital life.
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In 50 years, the profiles of the dead could outnumber the living on Facebook

  • By: AFP Relax / Yahoo News

When a person dies, they continue to exist on Facebook, because a password is needed to delete an account. Many profiles are left abandoned, while some people choose to transform these pages into digital memorials.
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Death on Facebook Now Common As 'Dead Profiles' Create Vast Virtual Cemetery

  • By: Jaweed Kaleem / HuffPost

It used be that news of death spread through phone calls, and before that, letters and house calls. The departed were publicly remembered via memorials on street corners, newspaper obituaries and flowers at grave sites.
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