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    1. [TABAR] Re: [WOODWORTH] How private is your DNA?
    2. Marvin "Woody" Woodworth
    3. Hi Sharon and all, A move by Family Tree DNA has recently removed the concerns by many about using DNA companies's DNA resources to identify crooks using DNA without DNA participants's permission. The DNA match where that occurred was by a free volunteer database resource set up by Family Tree DNA, and they have shut down that resource. The resource databases were located at YSEARCH.ORG and MITOSEARCH.ORG. Those two databases allowed one to enter DNA data from competing DNA companies, such as 23andME, FTDNA, Ancestry, and more, and the database would find matches for you ... all free. But it is shut down now, and the privacy concerns that existed before, that came to light during a criminal case, are no more. For more information on the shut down of YSEARCH.ORG and MITOSEARCH.ORG, see https://mailchi.mp/familytreedna.com/important-info-for-ysearch-and-mitosearch-members?e=57d20622f7 Marvin "Woody" Woodworth -----Original Message----- From: Sharon Bias, AVATAR Business Systems via WOODWORTH <woodworth@rootsweb.com> To: woodworth <woodworth@rootsweb.com>; stapp <stapp@rootsweb.com>; tabar <tabar@rootsweb.com> Cc: Sharon Bias, AVATAR Business Systems <sgbelverta@aol.com> Sent: Thu, Apr 26, 2018 8:37 pm Subject: [WOODWORTH] How private is your DNA? Hi All, It turns out one the most dangerous murderer and rapist was caught when the Sacramento County Crime lab found a familia match on a DNA genealogy site. An article about the process is below: http://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article209908769.html This raises some serious questions. Are genealogy sites selling information to law enforcement or providing it for free? Does law enforcement have to get a warrant to get more information from the genealogy site? Is there anything on the release form people sign when submitting their DNA that makes it clear that results can be given to law enforcement? Ten years ago, we worried that DNA would tell you that your brother wasn't your brother. Now we have to think about your DNA sending your brother to prison. In this case, I'm very thankful at the results. I was living within miles of where he raped and murdered people. But I also feel there are questions that need to be answered about how commercial companies handle our DNA. I look forward to hearing from members about this issue. Sharon G. Bias AVATAR Business Systems, Inc. 3838 Watt Avenue #F605 Sacramento CA 95821 (916) 481-4413 _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/postorius/lists/woodworth@rootsweb.com/ Archives: https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/hyperkitty/list/woodworth@rootsweb.com/ Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

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