May 052015
 May 5, 2015  Govt, Healthcare, Surveillance, U.S.

Jennifer Lynch writes:

The New Orleans Advocate recently published a shocking story that details the very real threats to privacy and civil liberties posed by law enforcement access to private genetic databases and familial DNA searching.

In 1996, a young woman named Angie Dodge was murdered in her apartment in a small town in Idaho. Although the police collected DNA from semen left at the crime scene, they haven’t been able to match the DNA to existing profiles in any criminal database, and the murder has never been solved.

Read more on EFF.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for the link.

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