Figures it would some dipshit Judge from Florida who approved this.
A judge said police can search the DNA of 1 million Americans without their consent. What’s next?
By Jocelyn Kaiser
Nov. 7, 2019 , 2:40 PM
For the first time, a state judge has forced a public genealogy site, GEDmatch, to allow police to search its entire database of DNA profiles. A detective wanted to find distant relatives of a serial rapist in hopes that their family trees could help him home in on a suspect—even though most of the 1.3 million people who have shared their DNA data with the site haven’t agreed to such a search.
The search warrant, reported this week by The New York Times, raises the alarming possibility of similar police searches of giant direct-to-consumer DNA sites such as Ancestry.com and 23andMe that are now closed to everyone except company customers who willingly submit a saliva sample.
It's almost funny to think that some people are shocked (shocked I say!) about this development that they somehow never saw coming.
Oh, and let's not forget the fact that it doesn't actually matter if you sent in a sample or not so long as a minimum number of people do. The rest can be extrapolated from that: https://www.smithson...sted-180970532/
Edited by TVCasualty, 12 November 2019 - 07:37 PM.