At-home DNA testing company gives the FBI access to its database

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    DNA-Matching Company Decides To Open Its Doors To The FBI Without Bothering To Inform Its Users
    February 5, 2019
    https://www.techdirt.com/articles/2...o-fbi-without-bothering-to-inform-users.shtml
     
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    Well, they do argue that the FBI really has no more access than regular customers do. And that FBI agents could always pose as regular customers. And submit victims' and suspects' DNA as their own. I mean, I could easily do that. With a new persona and connection path for each sample. Anyone could, after learning some skills.

    So the freaky thing is how much regular customers can do to each other, and not so much about the FBI specifically.
     
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    More than 26 million people have taken an at-home ancestry test
     
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