Who handles your death better? Google, Facebook, and Apple compared

Chances are you've got data with Google, Facebook, or Apple that you want to pass on. Which company is handling death best?

Who handles your death better? Google, Facebook, and Apple compared
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With so much of our lives wrapped up in online services, we tend to be thankful for companies stepping up security to prevent hacking and privacy violations. But this can actually backfire when it comes to the deceased — suddenly, partners and family may not be able to access vital information, such as bank and insurance accounts, or photos and videos of important memories. Personal data might disappear in the ether after our death.

A number of tech companies are trying to address this problem. Google, Facebook, and Apple are among the most prominent in people’s lives — so how do they stack up against each other when it comes to dealing with the inevitable?