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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 25, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

A Plan To Untangle Our Digital Lives After We’re Gone

By Molly Roberts

A proposed law might determine what happens to our online accounts when we die. But the tech industry warns the measure could threaten the privacy of the deceased.

Ancient peoples sent their dead to the grave with their prized possessions — precious stones, gilded weapons and terracotta armies. But unlike these treasures, our digital property won't get buried with us. Our archived Facebook messages, old email chains and even Tinder exchanges will hover untouched in the online cloud when we die.

Categories: Government, Privacy, Technology

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - July 25, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Bresnahan Picked As New CEO of Illinois Public Media and WTVP

By Jim Meadows

Illinois Public Media and Peoria public television station WTVP will continue to share a president and CEO --- with the joint appointment of Maurice “Moss” Bresnahan to the position at both operations.

Categories: Media and journalism



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - July 25, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Unit Four Returns To Interstate Drive For High School Site

By Jim Meadows

A sign announcing the site of a future Champaign Central High School stands in a field along Olympian Drive on the north edge of Champaign, with the Ashland Park residential subdivision visible in the distance.

The Champaign Unit Four school district says it’s back to considering Interstate Drive as the sole site for a new Champaign Central High School.

Categories: Education


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