Dead Marine's E-Mail Opened to Family

A Michigan court has ordered Yahoo to hand over the contents of a Marine's e-mail account who was killed in Iraq last November. The family of Justin Ellsworth, 20, had been fighting with Yahoo since December to gain access to the man's personal e-mail account, however the company refused to give the family Ellsworth's password.

The family later filed an injunction to prevent Yahoo from deleting the account according to its 90-day inactive account policy. Both sides expressed support for the court decision. However, Yahoo said its privacy policy will not change despite the ruling, and it will continue to honor the privacy of account holders.

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