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Why one of Facebook’s security experts says you should be prepared to die

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It sounds morbid, but Facebook security product manager Melissa Luu-Van says that you should be prepared to die: For every online account you have, you should make sure someone can access it if you're gone.

"A lot of people don't immediately think about this as a part of their digital security, but it's really important," she says.

Facebook launched "legacy contacts" earlier this year to let users pick a friend who will get limited control over their accounts when they die. Legacy contacts can respond to new friend requests, write pinned posts at the top of the Timeline, download...