So Who Ends Up With All That DNA People Sent Into Ancestry.com?

Blackstone set to acquire Ancestry.com

20 Comments on So Who Ends Up With All That DNA People Sent Into Ancestry.com?

  1. Our local police department accidentally sent DNA samples to geology.com.

    While they still don’t know who the perpetrator is, they do know all of his cousins

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  2. I suppose we should all cringe in fear, but, trust me, if some lawless organization specifically wants your DNA profile, they’re gonna get it, unless you live like a hermit in the middle of nowhere.

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  3. people are so careful to protect their identities from cyber crime, but they willingly PAY someone to analyze the essence of their being, and keep their own record of it.
    No more stupid than a lot of other things going on now.

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  4. …the deal will give Blackstone the third largest private DNA collection in the world, behind second-place 23andMe and leader Bill Clinton’s “souvenir” used underwear drawer…

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  5. Even if they don’t have your DNA, it’s likely they have DNA from one or more of your idiot relatives. That’s all they need.

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  6. I heard once-
    When 1/8th of everyone’s dna is “collected & cataloged” they will be able to ensnare us all, one way or another.

    Are we there?

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  7. People wrongly think their DNA information is only between them and the testing lab. Protected by among other regulations HIPAA PII, [health insurance portability & accountability act personally identifiable information], and other PII regulations. But they’re mistaken. The Golden State Killer was found because a relative had their DNA checked at Ancestry or 23andMe. A benefit of the DNA records being essentially public records. A non-benefit would be denying you insurance because your dna indicates a high probability for a disease with high treatment cost.

    You might as well place ads in the classifieds with your home address, ssn, address and contact information for all your close relatives, your bank account & investment account numbers & balances along with contact information for the account managers. Plus a list of all your userids and passwords.

    I’m curious about what my dna would tell me about my ancestors, but with records wide open to government agencies, no thanks. I trust them less than common criminals. Only if the labs ever come up with a way to submit my dna anonymously, and receive the report anonymously. With no way track it back to me or to where I live via payment or report destination.

    I’ll be kicking the bucket only knowing the handed down family history. Hopefully its more accurate than Fauxahontas Stands with a Scowl Saying Goofy Stuff Warren’s oral family history. Yeah, I know, they can likely find me via idiot relatives that jumped on the dns test bandwagon, but I retain the option not to help them.

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  8. I don’t care what y’all say, they can have my DNA,
    because I still intend to piss on many graves before I go.

    My list is huuuuuge, and growing too.

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  9. My oldest sent me a kit 2.5 years ago. It’s still un-opened and will never be opened. On second thought, I may just send them the blood of one of my dogs.

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  10. gin blossom
    AUGUST 11, 2020 AT 1:53 PM
    @SNS

    ““Souvenir” or better “Trophy”
    Bill’s a predator not a tourist! Ha”

    …I stand corrected, thank you, it IS an important distinction…

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  11. I would never trust any of these dna companies. I read that the lab techs were boasting that they like to mess with racist by sending false reports of them having minority ancestors. My question was how do you know someone is racist? Is there some blank to check on the form? My conclusion was their act of so-called resistance was wishfull bragging. In the end all they reveal is their lack of professionalism.

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  12. If you really want to have your dna done, go with a privately owned company with their own security system.
    Not one of these publicly held things that can end up in the hands of who knows who.

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  13. Quantum computers with 5th Gen. AI
    get your info and it is sent to
    Sky Net…. Truth in the movies
    and Lies in the media.

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