The Dead Man's Switch service is pretty straightforward: every couple of days you will receive an email asking you to confirm you're still alive. If you fail to confirm you're alive, you'll be presumed dead and 30 days after the service last heard from you, your email with the information you've selected will be sent to the person you've picked.
The service is simple. Type an email and optionally attach a few files. Every few days we will send you an email with a link that verifies you are still alive. If something does happen we will send your emails 30 days after we last heard from you. Is 30 days too long? No problem, someone close to you can use an emergency release code to dispatch the emails early.
Your emails and files are encrypted on the server using AES-256 encryption to help protect your data. Every effort is made to protect your information and to ensure delivery.
|Plan Your Digital Afterlife with Googles Inactive Account Manager|
|Wal-Mart starts selling coffins|
|Life and Death in the French Foreign Legion|
|Suspended Animation to be Used for Knife and Gunshot Victims|
|“Google and Facebook figured out how to commodify 'reality' itself by tracking what people do.”|
|“New York Central trains in the Hudson River valley in 1928 and 1929”|
|“The latest warning sign for cities who are considering signing over public spaces to major tech companies.”|
|“Scientific evidence that digital distraction is damaging our minds.”|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|“Buying a new smartphone every two years is taking a toll on the planet.”|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|"Waymo is reportedly planning to take the next step towards offering a commercial driverless car service in early December."|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|“Bias, error, and misuse of Artificial Intelligence technologies.”|
|“We need to make algorithms transparent, regulated, and forgiving of the flawed creatures that converse with them.”|
|“Forget reading the book of life—we’re now learning how to write it.”|