Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, February 22, 2016

Are You Dumb Enough to Send in Your DNA?

The cops have been asking the "send us yer DNA and we'll tell you yer ancestry" for samples of people's DNA.
When companies like Ancestry.com and 23andMe first invited people to send in their DNA for genealogy tracing and medical diagnostic tests, privacy advocates warned about the creation of giant genetic databases that might one day be used against participants by law enforcement. ... Now, five years later, when 23andMe and Ancestry both have over a million customers, those warnings are looking prescient.
If you've sent them a DNA sample in the past, it'd be a damn good idea to get in touch with them and have them destroy it.

3 comments:

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

25 years of DoD DNA samples, too. Don't forget them.

Comrade Misfit said...

Gives you an idea when I got out.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Me too.