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Re: DNA database
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2015, 07:34:50 pm »
That's just crazy, and another reason why I'll never join facebook.
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Re: DNA database
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2015, 12:18:52 am »
That's just crazy, and another reason why I'll never join facebook.

Facebook is not really to blame in this situation; Ancestry.com is the one that made DNA publicly searchable thus allowing law enforcement access likely without need of a warrant.  FB has actually been very beneficial in finding many lost/kidnapped/runaway children.
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Re: DNA database
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2015, 03:54:32 pm »
That's just crazy, and another reason why I'll never join facebook.

Facebook is not really to blame in this situation; Ancestry.com is the one that made DNA publicly searchable thus allowing law enforcement access likely without need of a warrant.  FB has actually been very beneficial in finding many lost/kidnapped/runaway children.

"The situation got weird in the car. As they drove, the cops prodded Usry for details of a 1998 trip he’d taken to Rexburg, Idaho, where two of his sisters later attended college—a detail they’d gleaned by studying his Facebook page."
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Re: DNA database
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2015, 02:24:40 am »
That's just crazy, and another reason why I'll never join facebook.

Facebook is not really to blame in this situation; Ancestry.com is the one that made DNA publicly searchable thus allowing law enforcement access likely without need of a warrant.  FB has actually been very beneficial in finding many lost/kidnapped/runaway children.

"The situation got weird in the car. As they drove, the cops prodded Usry for details of a 1998 trip he’d taken to Rexburg, Idaho, where two of his sisters later attended college—a detail they’d gleaned by studying his Facebook page."

They really didn't need fb to get that information; that just happened to be the source in this situation.  They could have even gotten it on a website like Amarillo Gun Owners.  It's not like this site has any security.  Anyone could join and search your old post and find out all kinds of info about you.  I used to find people for a living and with the right databases I could just about tell you the last time you picked your nose.
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Re: DNA database
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2017, 08:34:10 am »
Wow, have considered getting my DNA done, as I, like many, are curious about their genetic past, however this was one idea that has actually kept me from doing so. Like the article said, law enforcement would be loathe to destroy potential evidence outta the kindness of their hearts and especially for the sake of upholding the privacy of the citizenry in which they supposedly serve...

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Re: DNA database
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2017, 05:37:07 pm »
Familial DNA has been a thing for a while now. The article is right to point up the false positive aspect and we should be reminded of Blackstone's Ratio.

On cops, I knew one back in the UK who regarded it as his duty to destroy all evidence once a defendant had been found not guilty. His position was that the person was legally innocent and therefore the state had no business holding evidence on them.
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Re: DNA database
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2017, 11:15:10 am »
Familial DNA has been a thing for a while now. The article is right to point up the false positive aspect and we should be reminded of Blackstone's Ratio.

On cops, I knew one back in the UK who regarded it as his duty to destroy all evidence once a defendant had been found not guilty. His position was that the person was legally innocent and therefore the state had no business holding evidence on them.
Oh I know it's been a thibg but I have a tendency to see the Orwellian aspect of such ventures, perhaps to my detriment lol
Kudos to that UK cop for doing what most might not, even if their beliefs were the same...