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    pictures explain better than words

    Quote Originally Posted by Father Bill View Post
    ...and another. The message is (finally?) getting out. Give away your most very personal identifier yet, to anyone, commercial or otherwise, and you may have problems, not just for yourself either. Please let me be clear though:

    http://www.cbc.ca/radio/spark/golden-state-killer-arrest-highlights-the-risks-of-public-dna-databases-1.4648836

    Please let me be clear though: I'm not saying that you will have problems or that you've done anything wrong; I'm saying that it may open a lot of cans of unsavoury worms.

    Great photo Father bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by tokareva View Post
    Ancestry DNA sent an email that says "We've updated our Privacy Statement." It goes on to say that my privacy is their top priority. I suspect they are concerned about losing some business and are trying to do damage control.

    Once you have sent in your sample and received the results the company can unilaterally update their privacy statement. In doing so can you be sure that it will be to provide more protection or to take some away?

    I may experience in most legal documents "what the large print gives the fine print takes away."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Father Bill View Post
    ...Please let me be clear though:.... I'm saying that it may open a lot of cans of unsavoury worms...
    Reminds me of a couple of old stories. Something about a couple in a garden, with an apple. The other, some squirreley lady, that opened a box.
    "I can draw a mouse with a pencil, but I can't draw a pencil with a mouse"

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    It’s a step everyone should consider cautiously. Considering surnames are a relatively recent convention and at that the oral history passed down of such can be an extremely “malleable” identifier, DNA testing can significantly unravel some aspects of both maternal and fraternal lines. Whether one is open having that knowledge and all that it may reveal is probably the most important question to ask oneself before venturing. However it contains a wealth of information. Just considering family names, from ourselves to our grandparent we have contributions from possibly 8 different family names and it goes exponentially onward. The cautionary note, as previously posted, is the question of how that information can be used and misused.

    Some of the companies are more free with your information, but there are those who guard it cautiously. Buyer research!

    As a bone marrow donor, my DNA is out there.
    As former military my DNA is out there.
    So for me it was an easy leap. I chose the most restrictive company I could find, but there are no guarantees against security beaches i suppose. I found it fascinating and continue to get useful information It certainly has slowly peeled back some of histories fog.

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    It’s a step everyone should consider cautiously. Considering surnames are a relatively recent convention and at that the oral history passed down of such can be an extremely “malleable” identifier, DNA testing can significantly unravel some aspects of both maternal and fraternal lines. Whether one is open having that knowledge and all that it may reveal is probably the most important question to ask oneself before venturing. However it contains a wealth of information. Just considering family names, from ourselves to our grandparent we have contributions from possibly 8 different family names and it goes exponentially onward. The cautionary note, as previously posted, is the question of how that information can be used and misused.

    Some of the companies are more free with your information, but there are those who guard it cautiously. Buyer research!

    As a bone marrow donor, my DNA is out there.
    As former military my DNA is out there.
    So for me it was an easy leap. I chose the most restrictive company I could find, but there are no guarantees against security beaches i suppose. I found it fascinating and continue to get useful information It certainly has slowly peeled back some of histories fog.

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