Zack Whittaker reports: Gedmatch, the DNA analysis site that police used to catch the so-called Golden State Killer, was pulled briefly offline on Sunday while its parent company investigated how its users’ DNA profile data apparently became available to law enforcement searches. Read more on TechCrunch.
Heather Murphy reports that a data security incident involving GEDmatch has people worried. GEDmatch already had privacy advocates worried because of the data it has shared with law enforcement (see previous coverage on PogoWasRight.org). Now there was a new reason for concern….. The peculiar matches began early on a Sunday [Read More…]
Sara Boboltz reports: A Florida detective successfully obtained a warrant to search the company GEDmatch’s full database of user-provided genetic information, even if users had opted out of appearing in police search results, HuffPost has confirmed. The warrant, signed by a judge in Florida’s Ninth Judicial Circuit Court in July, [Read More…]
Well, sure. We knew this already, right? But it’s nice to see it spelled out with actual research, and Joe Cadillic has sent some along for us. Antonio Regalado spells it all out in an article on MIT Technology Review: A private DNA ancestry database that’s been used by police [Read More…]