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IN THE NEWS
Spotify stock plunges after reporting earnings for the first time
Nikola Motors sues Tesla for $2 billion over alleged design-patent infringement
Telegram calls off their ICO after raising $1.7B
Stories are about to surpass feed sharing. Now what?
If a wave of automation is coming, which countries are best prepared?
Say goodbye to the information age: it’s all about reputation now
Cambridge Analytica is Shutting Down
Cambridge Analytica Shuts Down — But Key Figures Open New Firm
Facebook fires engineer who reportedly used access to stalk women
Facebook’s Privacy Changes Leave Developers Steaming
Facebook Is Building a “Clear History” Button. Finally.
Facebook’s Move Into Online Dating Has Tinder, Hinge, and Bumble Acting Like Spurned Lovers
Facebook Thinks the Oculus Go Will Bring Virtual Reality to the Masses
Oculus reveals its next big VR trick: Wider-FOV lenses that automatically move
Snapchat’s redesign isn’t working, as Snap delivers weak earnings and poor user growth
If quantum computers threaten blockchains, quantum blockchains could be the defense
$9 billion startup Stripe is fighting back against the San Francisco housing crisis with a $1 million donation and a political stand
Goldman Sachs to Open a Bitcoin Trading Operation
APPS & DOODADS
Instagram quietly launches payments for commerce
Pirate Radio Stations Explode on YouTube
You should change your Twitter password right now
Palantir Knows Everything About You
The “Black Mirror” scenarios that are leading some experts to call for more secrecy on AI
Your genome may have already been hacked
A visual interface for deep learning. Pretty cool.
Groundbreaking CGI Programing Shows What Historical Figures Actually Looked Like
Scientists Figure Out Why Roses Don’t Smell as Good as They Used To
Watch these robotic soccer players play a nail-biter of a match
MORON OF THE WEEK
Shhlack Lets You Encrypt Slack Messages So Your Boss Can’t See Private Conversations
You guys did a lot of wild speculation on the Golden State killer investigation. Obviously more details are still coming out, but they used the open GEDmatch website, not the major companies of 23andMe or Ancestry. GEDmatch allows you to upload any raw genomic data, so there was no fraud involved. Jason could download his raw DNA from 23andMe and upload it to this site. GEDmatch has responded to many users concerns and I included their responses below.
GEDmatch Responses. April 28, 2018 We now have facility to allow users to delete their registration/profile and associated DNA and GEDCOM resources. If you are interested in how to use this facility Click here to find more information. April 27, 2018 To correct a BIG misunderstanding, we do not show any person’s DNA on GEDmatch. We only show manipulations of data such as DNA matches April 27, 2018 We understand that the GEDmatch database was used to help identify the Golden State Killer. Although we were not approached by law enforcement or anyone else about this case or about the DNA, it has always been GEDmatch’s policy to inform users that the database could be used for other uses, as set forth in the Site Policy ( linked to the login page and https://www.gedmatch.com/policy.php
While the database was created for genealogical research, it is important that GEDmatch participants understand the possible uses of their DNA, including identification of relatives that have committed crimes or were victims of crimes. If you are concerned about non-genealogical uses of your DNA, you should not upload your DNA to the database and/or you should remove DNA that has already been uploaded.
How the Golden State Killer’s DNA Search Is Like the Cambridge Analytica Scandal
Uber investigating how a convicted killer was allowed to work in Brazos County
Love the show I heard about the Tello because of you I made a lil video
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Ad I saw at Newark airport. I’m sure you’ll be triggered!
Uncle Booger’s Bumper Dumper