HugeDinghy

Genealogy companies and criminal investigations

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Just got a guy in RI from a distant family member whose dna hit. Murder. No dna on file and no previous criminal record. 

 

Kinda creeps me out, to be honest. I think we have already passed the point of no return with it, but t feels like a huge governmental overstep. 

 

What say you? 

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It’s a trap. I think there must be a very big loophole with personal information that has allowed them to do this. That being said I like it when bad guys get caught, just don’t like the corporation just giving access to that stuff. I mean, do they have to have a warrant to get it? 

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Listened to a podcast the other day about the need for an internet bill of rights. They say they can create within 99% accuracy, your view on anything, based off of what you like and who you are connected with, on social media. Very minority reporty. 

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They tell me all the time they have records of my grandfather. But when you hit it , it wants you to join and give them all kinds of info.  They email you every day  pain in the as

don’t  do it 

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This is why I'll never do one of those genealogy tests. You never know when you might have to resort to drastic measures. Why give investigators a leg up?

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Just now, MikeMc said:

This is why I'll never do one of those genealogy tests. You never know when you might have to resort to drastic measures. Why give investigators a leg up?

point is dipchit, you don't have to. 

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My moms adopted so it would be interesting to see what her background is, but I don't want my DNA out there. I worry that health insurance companies might eventually get their hands on it and. Might do something like deny claims due to preexisting conditions.

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Its not actually an invasion of privacy, imo. The computer models simply point in a direction. Like analyzing hair left at the scene for identifying characteristics. 

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9 mins ago, MikeMc said:

This is why I'll never do one of those genealogy tests. You never know when you might have to resort to drastic measures. Why give investigators a leg up?

So Will decides that he feels like a viking and gets a DNA test, next thing ya know, I got a 40 y.o. kid from some chick I banged at an REO Speedwagon concert.

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1 min ago, Billybob said:

So Will decides that he feels like a viking and gets a DNA test, next thing ya know, I got a 40 y.o. kid from some chick I banged at an REO Speedwagon concert.

If you did the crime,,,,

 

actually, too late now, but if i left a kid anywhere, i would want to know.

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4 mins ago, Billybob said:

So Will decides that he feels like a viking and gets a DNA test, next thing ya know, I got a 40 y.o. kid from some chick I banged at an REO Speedwagon concert.

Yeah no thanks 

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