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I'd rather not have my DNA profile on-line. Government will screw it up sure as they allowed the release of 200,000,000 social security numbers.
As I learn more and more, I trust government less and less.
LL: There are too many opportunities for the data to be hacked and end up being used for unintended purposes.
Jan: I don't have much trust in the government either hence my tinfoil hat. I also question the integrity of these new companies that provide DNA profiles online. How competent are they? How do they store the data? How do they protect the data from hacking? There are too many unanswered questions for me to blithely send my DNA anytime soon.
Yes, what could go wrong.Have a fabulous day. ☺
There are many concerns about how DNA information is used, and i don't want mine out there, period.
If ya didn't know... If you send your DNA to Ancestry dot com for analysis, you agree to sign over all rights to your DNA to them. For example, your DNA might provide a cure or treatment for some disease that you could otherwise sell for 180 quadrillion dollars. But not if you sent your DNA to ancestry to find out if you should be wearing lederhosen or a kilt like some dipstick.........
Sandee: I know, but I feel like a conspiratorially minded wing nut when I voice my concerns around certain people.
Messymimi: I'm with you. They'll have to follow me around and wait until I discard a soda can if they want my DNA.
Kid: I didn't know that. I was against sending my DNA in for testing before, but knowing what you just told me, I'm more creeped out than ever.
Corporations are having a field day with these dummies aren't they. I guess they always did too.
Kid: The morons will buy anything that's a little bit cheesy as long as it's nicely displayed (paraphrasing Zappa). Those ancestry.com commercials are so heartfelt, though, you just want to run out and join the herd of those in the know.
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