23andMe's chief legal officer Kathy Hibbs voices concerns over privacy rights after a search warrant was issued to access GEDmatch records, and she explains 23andMe's data protection and privacy principals.
Kashmir Hill@ErinMurphysLaw In response to our story about the genetic database warrant, @23andMe chastises the company involved and says "if we had received a warrant, we would use every legal remedy possible." Says it doesn't believe decision impacts it.
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Privacy experts say it could set a precedent, opening up all consumer DNA sites to law enforcement agencies across the country.
Kashmir HillA detective in Florida got a warrant to search a genetic genealogy database, including users who had opted out of searches by law enforcement. “That’s a huge game-changer,” said @ErinMurphysLaw.
How easy is it to exploit Airbnb? While searching for my grifter, I found out.
Kashmir HillThat it’s this easy to run the same scam over and over and over again despite repeated terrible reviews and outreach to customer support is so disturbing: “Airbnb has set up a system that allows scammers like mine to thrive.”