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Family Tree DNA will let customers opt-out of the FBI's genetic data
engadget ^ | 03/14/2019 | Rachel England

Posted on 03/14/2019 3:02:48 PM PDT by BenLurkin

The FBI was allowed to comb through the information in a bid to identify crime suspects, igniting confidentiality concerns and privacy fears. Now, the gene-testing service has announced it will let customers bar law enforcement from accessing their data.

Additionally, law enforcement agencies will need to go through a "separate process" when uploading their own files to the database in search of matches, and this can only be done in an effort to identify a deceased person or suspects involved in homicide or sexual assault.

...Giving customers the opportunity to opt out of giving the FBI access is an important step in defining privacy rules in this murky area, but it still puts the onus on the customer to manage their data, when some would argue the company should be protecting it by default.

(Excerpt) Read more at engadget.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: dna; fbi
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1 posted on 03/14/2019 3:02:48 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Yeah, sure.


2 posted on 03/14/2019 3:04:52 PM PDT by simpson96
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To: BenLurkin

Uh, huh.


3 posted on 03/14/2019 3:05:29 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: BenLurkin

opt-out, lol

Hay, I have a great bridge in NYC I would like to sell cheap, getting out of the business.


4 posted on 03/14/2019 3:05:41 PM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: BenLurkin

As if they wouldn’t sell it to CODIS for the right price.


5 posted on 03/14/2019 3:06:51 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Capitalism produces EVERYTHING Socialists/Communists/Democratic-Socialists wish to "redistribute.")
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To: simpson96

Beat me to it, although my wording was going to be: “Yeah, right.”


6 posted on 03/14/2019 3:10:55 PM PDT by Kriggerel ("All great truths are hard and bitter, but lies... are sweeter than wild honey" (Ragnar Redbeard))
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To: BenLurkin

So the FBI just secretly gets the DNA instead of officially getting it.


7 posted on 03/14/2019 3:13:14 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: Kriggerel

Somewhere in the depths of Hell Stalin is jealous of this surveillance capability.


8 posted on 03/14/2019 3:15:10 PM PDT by teevolt
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To: BenLurkin

I don’t believe it for a second. If the feds are looking for someone, they’re going to cull through all the data, guaranteed. The only difference will be when they go after a suspect whether they say the DNA match led them to the suspect or it was an “anonymous tip.”


9 posted on 03/14/2019 3:15:40 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps ( Be ready!)
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To: BenLurkin

opting-out probably gets you top priority for matching to everything they have DNA for.


10 posted on 03/14/2019 3:17:00 PM PDT by RedStateRocker
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To: RedStateRocker

Of course.

If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to be afraid of, Comrade.

/sarc, btw.


11 posted on 03/14/2019 3:18:47 PM PDT by Kriggerel ("All great truths are hard and bitter, but lies... are sweeter than wild honey" (Ragnar Redbeard))
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To: BenLurkin

You knew I was a snake when you picked me up.


12 posted on 03/14/2019 3:22:09 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: BenLurkin

This is a Joke right?? Satire?? Someone hitting the pipe hard today??

I got $10 that says these DNA sights are Wholly Owned Subsidiary’s of the FBI, CIA, DEA, ATF,....


13 posted on 03/14/2019 3:23:12 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: BenLurkin

“Opt out?”

Sure, and I’m the queen of England.

5.56mm


14 posted on 03/14/2019 3:25:23 PM PDT by M Kehoe (DRAIN THE SWAMP! BUILD THE WALL!)
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To: BenLurkin

LOL, that works until the “data breach” ftom China...or Russia.


15 posted on 03/14/2019 3:29:14 PM PDT by GreatRoad
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To: BenLurkin

I’d get good money that anyone who opts out gets red flagged and their DNA entered into the CODIS database immediately-on the suspicion that they have something to hide, of course...


16 posted on 03/14/2019 3:31:21 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: BenLurkin

So what about every bodies rights that got jackbooted before the “opt-out”?


17 posted on 03/14/2019 3:31:48 PM PDT by Delta 21
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To: Texan5

“bet good money” not “get”


18 posted on 03/14/2019 3:32:01 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: BenLurkin

You bet.


19 posted on 03/14/2019 3:34:04 PM PDT by OLDCU
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To: RedStateRocker
opting-out probably gets you top priority for matching to everything they have DNA for. Every ancestor or living relative with a DNA sample would become prime targets if one took this option. It is like when a robo caller tells you to push 9 if you don't want any more robo calls.
20 posted on 03/14/2019 3:41:23 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (After Jussie’s fake hate crime, hate crime fakers aren’t taken seriously for even 1 minute now!)
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