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Love and logins: Who gets custody of passwords in a breakup?

AP Entertainment Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — When love goes wrong, exactly what is today’s etiquette on maintaining joint access to streaming and other online services? Harold Li of the encryption service ExpressVPN says nearly 8 in 10 Americans who are in a relationship share passwords across nearly every digital platform. That ranges from social media to email and cell phone to mobile wallets. He called sharing passwords in the digital era a sign of trust and affection akin to the gift of a letterman jacket or an exchange of school locker combinations. But the romantic gesture can pose serious risks to personal privacy when even the closest relationship ends.

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