thisistheverge:

Google launches ‘Inactive Account Manager’ to deal with your data when you die
Google has added a new way to control what happens to your account when you stop using it — most likely because you’re no longer around. A new Inactive Account Manager, available in Google’s settings, allows you to set a timeout period for your account. If you go three months to a year without signing in, Google will first notify a selected phone number or alternate email address. After that, it will let you add up to ten contacts, who will be notified with a custom-written email and optionally given access to data from any or all Google services. As a last step, Google can also delete your account once any contacts have been notified.

thisistheverge:

Google launches ‘Inactive Account Manager’ to deal with your data when you die

Google has added a new way to control what happens to your account when you stop using it — most likely because you’re no longer around. A new Inactive Account Manager, available in Google’s settings, allows you to set a timeout period for your account. If you go three months to a year without signing in, Google will first notify a selected phone number or alternate email address. After that, it will let you add up to ten contacts, who will be notified with a custom-written email and optionally given access to data from any or all Google services. As a last step, Google can also delete your account once any contacts have been notified.

nerdology:

DistanceToMars.com

staff:

An upgrade, years in the making…

When we imagined Tumblr more than seven years ago, we dreamed of offering creators a new canvas. Every post would be a raw look through the author’s eyes and mind. We imagined the interface disappearing as these subjects came to life.

For years, this vision was challenged by limits in browser technology and an increasingly daunting set of Tumblr features to support. But today, we take a huge step.

After months of careful crafting, we’ve reduced creation on Tumblr to its essence, while carrying over every single feature and making room for some BIG new ones (like completely customizable drag-and-drop photoset creation, faster uploads, and inline reblogging!). We can’t wait for you to try it.

The upgrades have started rolling out and will be available for everyone by the end of the weekend. Most of the bugs and omissions you’ve reported have already been fixed, but please let us know if you run in to any other issues!

thisistheverge:

Anonymous replaces MIT websites with Aaron Swartz memorial, calls for copyright reform
Agents of the formless hacktivist collective Anonymous have left a political message on at least two of MIT’s websites in memory of recently-deceased information activist Aaron Swartz. In stark red-on-black formatting, the message calls Aaron’s prosecution “a gross miscarriage of justice” that “highlights the injustice of U.S. computer crime laws, particularly their punishment regimes, and the highly-questionable justice of pre-trial bargaining.” The authors go on to demand the reform of copyright and intellectual property laws, and “a renewed and unwavering commitment to a free and unfettered internet.”

thisistheverge:

Anonymous replaces MIT websites with Aaron Swartz memorial, calls for copyright reform

Agents of the formless hacktivist collective Anonymous have left a political message on at least two of MIT’s websites in memory of recently-deceased information activist Aaron Swartz. In stark red-on-black formatting, the message calls Aaron’s prosecution “a gross miscarriage of justice” that “highlights the injustice of U.S. computer crime laws, particularly their punishment regimes, and the highly-questionable justice of pre-trial bargaining.” The authors go on to demand the reform of copyright and intellectual property laws, and “a renewed and unwavering commitment to a free and unfettered internet.”

Álbumes mas escuchados lanzados este año.

Álbumes mas escuchados lanzados este año.

8bitfuture:

Longest running Earth observation satellite to be retired.
Landsat 5 was launched April 1, 1984, and had an expected life of three years. Although some parts did fail over the years, NASA has managed to keep getting images from it until recently. Although initially able to transmit images to a range of receiving stations worldwide, due to a hardware failure in 1987 images have since only been able to be acquired while in range of US ground receiving antennas. That meant only images of the Americas could be received, as the satellite has no on-board storage to keep data for later transmission.


Throughout its prolific career, Landsat 5 has captured images of the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Chernobyl disaster, the expansion of sprawl around cities like Las Vegas, deforestation in Mexico, and even crowds descending on the U.S. capital to witness President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration.


Maneuvers will begin in January which will begin to lower the satellite from orbit. Landsat 8 is set to launch in February 2013.

8bitfuture:

Longest running Earth observation satellite to be retired.

Landsat 5 was launched April 1, 1984, and had an expected life of three years. Although some parts did fail over the years, NASA has managed to keep getting images from it until recently. Although initially able to transmit images to a range of receiving stations worldwide, due to a hardware failure in 1987 images have since only been able to be acquired while in range of US ground receiving antennas. That meant only images of the Americas could be received, as the satellite has no on-board storage to keep data for later transmission.

Throughout its prolific career, Landsat 5 has captured images of the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Chernobyl disaster, the expansion of sprawl around cities like Las Vegas, deforestation in Mexico, and even crowds descending on the U.S. capital to witness President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration.

Maneuvers will begin in January which will begin to lower the satellite from orbit. Landsat 8 is set to launch in February 2013.

shortformblog:

How things really go viral.