Tag: GEDmatch

DNA Databases Are Boon to Police But Menace to Privacy, Critics Say

DNA Databases Are Boon to Police But Menace to Privacy, Critics Say

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Linda Van Ness | PEW | Source URL Nearly two years after the arrest of the suspected Golden State Killer revitalized DNA forensics, some state lawmakers around the country are pushing to stop or restrict police searches of genetic code databases. Other lawmakers, meanwhile, want to make it even […]

Cops Now Using Warrants To Gain Access To DNA Services’ Entire Databases

Cops Now Using Warrants To Gain Access To DNA Services’ Entire Databases

iSpeech.org Tim Cushing | TechDirt | Source URL Cops have discovered a new source of useful third-party records: DNA databases. Millions of people have voluntarily handed over personal information to a number of services in exchange for info on medical markers or distant family members. Investigators are submitting DNA samples […]

The ‘Wild West’ of genetic privacy: New technology enables law enforcement to use DNA from sites like Ancestry.com to track down criminals by finding their relatives

iSpeech.org Valerie Bauman | The Daily Mail | Source URL Scientists are expanding the methods by which law enforcement can use DNA information gathered through sites like Ancestry.com and 23andMe to solve crimes – and they’re raising ethical questions along the way. California detectives have already used DNA obtained through public […]