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Court rules parents can access dead teen’s Facebook account.

Relatives should have the right to access their dead loved ones’ Facebook accounts, a German court ruled Thursday. Germany’s Federal Court of Justice granted the parents of an unnamed 15-year-old girl who died in 2012 full control of her page, saying social media accounts should be inherited just as books and letters are, according to...
Time: 15:56     Date: 12.07.2018
Last US News: Court rules parents can access dead teen’s Facebook account. NY Post 24 - US News

Germany’s Federal Court of Justice granted the parents of an unnamed 15-year-old girl who died in 2012 full control of her page, saying social media accounts should be inherited just as books and letters are, according to Deutsche Welle.

A lower court had already ruled in the family’s favor in 2015, but an appeals court overturned the decision last year, saying it would compromise the teen’s living contacts’ right to privacy.

Facebook typically only allows relatives of a dead user to either turn their kin’s page into a static “memorial” or delete it entirely

But the parents in this case had repeatedly asked the social media giant to let them see their daughter’s chat history so they can work out whether the girl — who was hit by a train — committed suicide or if her death was an accident, the outlet reports.

Beyond giving her folks closure, the information would help determine whether the train driver was owed compensation.

A Facebook attorney told DW he doesn’t think the site will appeal Thursday’s ruling.

Metro

Metro News: City blames Trump admin for drop-off in free condoms. NY Post 24 - US News
City blames Trump admin for drop-off in free condoms.
The Health Department came up short in its annual distribution of free condoms last year. City officials blamed the Trump...
Metro News: Ex-cop granted parole in 1996 parking-spot murder. NY Post 24 - US News
Ex-cop granted parole in 1996 parking-spot murder.
A former city transit cop has been granted parole in the off-duty murder of man during a fight over a parking spot in Westchester...
Metro News: Body found in the Rockaways may be missing teen. NY Post 24 - US News
Body found in the Rockaways may be missing teen.
The body of a young male — possibly the teenager feared dead after he was swept away by a riptide — was discovered...
Metro News: Bus driver who got lost on route with kids fired from job. NY Post 24 - US News
Bus driver who got lost on route with kids fired from job.
A New Jersey school bus driver who got lost — and spent hours driving a group of kindergartners around in circles — was...
Metro News: NYPD cop and wife busted for cashing dead mom’s benefits. NY Post 24 - US News
NYPD cop and wife busted for cashing dead mom’s benefits.
An NYPD officer and his wife have been busted for quietly pocketing his dead mom’s benefits, police sources told The...
Metro News: Duo stripped and jumped off ferry. NY Post 24 - US News
Duo stripped and jumped off ferry.
Cops are looking for two men who apparently ditched their clothes and jumped from a ferry in the waters off Queens over the...

Opinion

Last US News - Opinion: Bernie’s bid to privatize socialism and other comments. NY Post 24 - US News
Bernie’s bid to privatize socialism and other comments.
Political scribe: Dems May Regret a Kavanaugh Win Democrats suddenly smell potential victory in the bitterly partisan dogfight...
Last US News - Opinion: Tone-deaf Emmys all but ignore Hollywood’s #MeToo plague. NY Post 24 - US News
Tone-deaf Emmys all but ignore Hollywood’s #MeToo plague.
The first Emmy Awards ceremony of the #MeToo era was remarkable in one regard: It was utterly toothless. It’s been 10 days...
Last US News - Opinion: If the media did its job, Trump wouldn’t have won. NY Post 24 - US News
If the media did its job, Trump wouldn’t have won.
Here’s the irony of the political chaos we are now seeing: If the media had done its job before the election, none of this...
Last US News - Opinion: Kavanaugh meets Kafka in kangaroo court. NY Post 24 - US News
Kavanaugh meets Kafka in kangaroo court.
If Franz Kafka had written about confirmation hearings, he couldn’t have come up with a better scenario than the one now...
Last US News - Opinion: China is inventing a whole new way to oppress a people. NY Post 24 - US News
China is inventing a whole new way to oppress a people.
The growing, horrifying oppression of Muslims in a western Chinese province marks a key moment in Beijing’s expansionist...

Living

US Living News: Pilot accused of hiding ‘major depressive disorder’ to keep job. NY Post 24 - US News
Pilot accused of hiding ‘major depressive disorder’ to keep job.
A Delta Air Lines pilot has been grounded after being indicted for misleading government officials about a “major depressive...
US Living News: Wine and chocolate can help you live longer: study. NY Post 24 - US News
Wine and chocolate can help you live longer: study.
Want to live longer? Try sipping on some wine and nibbling on chocolate. A new study published in the Journal of Internal...
US Living News: Busy people tend to make healthier choices, study says. NY Post 24 - US News
Busy people tend to make healthier choices, study says.
Stack your schedule and keep chugging on that to-do list. Keeping busy could help you make healthier lifestyle choices, according...
US Living News: ‘Lawn mower parenting’ may be worse than helicopter parents. NY Post 24 - US News
‘Lawn mower parenting’ may be worse than helicopter parents.
Move over, helicopter parents and tiger moms — a whole new breed of terrifying moms and dads has arrived, just in...
US Living News: Vendors in Barcelona are selling E.coli mojitos to tourists. NY Post 24 - US News
Vendors in Barcelona are selling E.coli mojitos to tourists.
Deadly E.coli has been found in festering ingredients stashed in drains by holiday beach cocktail sellers. Spanish cops found...
US Living News: Syphilis cases have nearly doubled in California county. NY Post 24 - US News
Syphilis cases have nearly doubled in California county.
Health officials are attempting to combat a record number of syphilis cases in San Joaquin County after the area saw a 44...
US Living News: Restaurant to get lobsters high on marijuana before killing them. NY Post 24 - US News
Restaurant to get lobsters high on marijuana before killing them.
Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in Maine currently offers its lobsters steamed or boiled. But the owner is really hoping...
US Living News: Dad claims 1-year-old bitten by rattlesnake at daycare. NY Post 24 - US News
Dad claims 1-year-old bitten by rattlesnake at daycare.
A 15-month-old boy is home and recovering after a rattlesnake allegedly managed to sneak into his San Diego daycare and bite...

Business

Last US Business News: Bob Woodward’s ‘Fear’ sets record first-week sales for Simon & Schuster. NY Post 24 - US News
Bob Woodward’s ‘Fear’ sets record first-week sales for Simon & Schuster.
Bob Woodward’s runaway best-seller, “Fear: Trump in the White House,” has sold more than 1.1 million copies across...
Last US Business News: SeaWorld, ex-CEO settle with SEC over ‘Blackfish’. NY Post 24 - US News
SeaWorld, ex-CEO settle with SEC over ‘Blackfish’.
SeaWorld Entertainment and its former Chief Executive James Atchison have agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle US...
Last US Business News: Feds reportedly probing Musk and Tesla over public statements. NY Post 24 - US News
Feds reportedly probing Musk and Tesla over public statements.
The feds are investigating Tesla over public statements made by the company and CEO Elon Musk, Bloomberg according to two...
Last US Business News: Athenahealth tanks as Paul Singer retreats on buyout bid. NY Post 24 - US News
Athenahealth tanks as Paul Singer retreats on buyout bid.
Athenahealth shares tumbled Tuesday after The Post reported that the healthcare company’s effort to go private has hit...
Last US Business News: China retaliates with tariffs on $60 billion of US goods. NY Post 24 - US News
China retaliates with tariffs on $60 billion of US goods.
China will levy tariffs on about $60 billion worth of US goods in retaliation for the latest round of US tariffs on Chinese...
Last US Business News: Audi unveils an electric SUV to challenge Tesla. NY Post 24 - US News
Audi unveils an electric SUV to challenge Tesla.
Audi on Monday staged the global launch of a new electric SUV on the home turf of rival Tesla, and highlighted a deal with...
Last US Business News: Ferrari aims to double its earnings with 15 new models. NY Post 24 - US News
Ferrari aims to double its earnings with 15 new models.
Ferrari plans to launch 15 new models, including hybrid cars, a utility vehicle and more special editions as part of a plan...
Last US Business News: Visa, Mastercard in $6.2B truce with retailers over swipe fees. NY Post 24 - US News
Visa, Mastercard in $6.2B truce with retailers over swipe fees.
Visa, Mastercard, and a number of US banks on Tuesday agreed to pay $6.2 billion to settle a long-running lawsuit brought...

Metro

Metro News: City blames Trump admin for drop-off in free condoms. NY Post 24 - US News
City blames Trump admin for drop-off in free condoms.
The Health Department came up short in its annual distribution of free condoms last year. City officials blamed the Trump...
Metro News: Ex-cop granted parole in 1996 parking-spot murder. NY Post 24 - US News
Ex-cop granted parole in 1996 parking-spot murder.
A former city transit cop has been granted parole in the off-duty murder of man during a fight over a parking spot in Westchester...
Metro News: Body found in the Rockaways may be missing teen. NY Post 24 - US News
Body found in the Rockaways may be missing teen.
The body of a young male — possibly the teenager feared dead after he was swept away by a riptide — was discovered...
Metro News: Bus driver who got lost on route with kids fired from job. NY Post 24 - US News
Bus driver who got lost on route with kids fired from job.
A New Jersey school bus driver who got lost — and spent hours driving a group of kindergartners around in circles — was...
Metro News: NYPD cop and wife busted for cashing dead mom’s benefits. NY Post 24 - US News
NYPD cop and wife busted for cashing dead mom’s benefits.
An NYPD officer and his wife have been busted for quietly pocketing his dead mom’s benefits, police sources told The...
Metro News: Duo stripped and jumped off ferry. NY Post 24 - US News
Duo stripped and jumped off ferry.
Cops are looking for two men who apparently ditched their clothes and jumped from a ferry in the waters off Queens over the...
Metro News: Train shaver explains why he needed to groom himself during evening commute. NY Post 24 - US News
Train shaver explains why he needed to groom himself during evening commute.
A man who was mocked mercilessly online for brazenly shaving aboard a NJ Transit train was just trying to clean up after...
Metro News: How Chicago almost stole New York’s title of America’s greatest city. NY Post 24 - US News
How Chicago almost stole New York’s title of America’s greatest city.
It may be hard to believe, but for one shining moment, Chicago had a chance to shed its Second City status and take the mantle...

Sport

Last US Sport News: David Quinn irked by Rangers’ passive response to head shot. NY Post 24 - US News
David Quinn irked by Rangers’ passive response to head shot.
Boo Nieves did indeed suffer a concussion on the blow to the head he received from Eric Gryba midway through the third period...
Last US Sport News: Giants begin making changes by plucking a new fullback. NY Post 24 - US News
Giants begin making changes by plucking a new fullback.
One move cannot fix what ails the Giants’ offense. One small one was made Tuesday, as fullback Elijhaa Penny was signed...
Last US Sport News: Bears star calls out Jason Witten for mispronouncing his name. NY Post 24 - US News
Bears star calls out Jason Witten for mispronouncing his name.
It took two weeks, but Jason Witten is already catching heat — from a former opponent. Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan...
Last US Sport News: Ump gets punished for the other strange US Open scandal. NY Post 24 - US News
Ump gets punished for the other strange US Open scandal.
The other controversial US Open chair umpire has been punished. With all the attention on Carlos Ramos, who clashed with...
Last US Sport News: Yankees surprisingly unwrap Aaron Judge. NY Post 24 - US News
Yankees surprisingly unwrap Aaron Judge.
He’s back. The Yankees have changed their plans and inserted Aaron Judge into Tuesday’s starting lineup as they...