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

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  1. ronjor

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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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    Ancestry firms share your DNA test data more than you think
    February 25, 2019
    https://www.axios.com/dna-test-resu...ing-4687b1a0-f527-425c-ac51-b5288b0c0293.html
     
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    This is like web tracking on steroids :eek:
     
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    Family Tree DNA will let customers opt-out of the FBI's genetic data access
    The decision follows major privacy backlash
    March 14, 2019

    https://www.engadget.com/2019/03/14/family-tree-dna-opt-out-fbi-genetic-data/
     
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    A DNA Ancestry Website Is Asking People to Join to Help Hunt Criminals
    March 27, 2019
    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/...-asking-people-to-join-to-help-hunt-criminals
     
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    You too can put bad relatives in jail. Huh? Really? I guess blood isn't thicker than water ;)
     
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    The Meteoric Rise of Family Tree Forensics to Fight Crimes
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    Court convicts murder suspect found through a DNA database
    It's believed to be the first case solved through the method that went to trial
    June 29, 2019

    https://www.engadget.com/2019/06/29/dna-database-trial-found-guilty/
     
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    Ancestry says police requested access to its DNA database
    The genetic analysis company says it didn't provide any customer information in response to the warrant
    February 4, 2020

    https://www.cnet.com/news/ancestry-says-police-requested-access-to-its-dna-database/
     
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    Genetic testing hampered by data privacy concerns, experts say
    https://www.cnet.com/news/genetic-testing-hampered-by-data-privacy-concerns-experts-say/
     
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