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Article Title: The Dead, Their Cell Phones, Jealousy, and Digital Wills


Article Summary

With the growing acts of jealousy among relatives over personal matters, it has become necessary to have a digital will – a legal document where passwords and passcodes are left with a lawyer for the living. This might provide some protection for the living person knowing that the phone could be accessed by other members of the family or a lawyer or even by a policeman.

The writer illustrates an ancient story to show the crazy lengths to which people will go to uncover unfaithfulness and to assuage their jealousy. The writer further says that we cannot trust the motives of the relatives who want to get the cold fingers of their dead loved ones onto the touch ids of their phones. So, it has become very important in this age to have a digital will made for oneself because most people’s lives are now made up of digital, not just physical, assets.

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Words to Learn from this article:

Incapacitate- prevent from functioning in a normal way

Felonious- relating to or involved in crime

Denounce- publicly declare to be wrong or evil

Sinister- giving the impression that something harmful or evil is happening or will happen

Sanguine- optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation

Posterity- all future generations of people

Languish- be forced to remain in an unpleasant place or situation


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