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More Privacy Concerns at Family Tree DNA — The DNA Geek

On 31 January, 2019, we learned from Buzzfeed that Family Tree DNA had allowed the FBI to use their customer database for criminal investigations. In fact, they had even changed their Terms of Service in December, without notifying said customers … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Sales — The DNA Geek

It’s that time of year: Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air! Chocolate is abundant. And if you’re not in the spirit, the El Paso Zoo will name a cockroach after your ex then feed it to a meerkat. There’s … Continue reading

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Opening the DNA floodgates — The Legal Genealogist

FTDNA database now wide open to law enforcement The Legal Genealogist has long been one of the biggest fans of the DNA testing company, Family Tree DNA (FTDNA), part of the Gene by Gene companies of Houston, Texas. A company … Continue reading

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FTDNA Opens the Door to the Cops — The DNA Geek

This post has been updated. Today, Buzzfeed broke the story that Family Tree DNA has been allowing FBI agents to use their database for criminal investigations. What’s more, Gene-by-Gene, the parent company of FTDNA, is selling DNA analysis services to … Continue reading

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TheDNAGeek List of Countries Where You Can Buy DNA Kits

As an update to my earlier post, Is DNA Testing Illegal in France and Germany?, I found The DNA Geek has a list: https://thednageek.com/genealogical-dna-testing-around-the-globe/. It was originally posted in 2017 and is generally very accurate. It covers 23andMe, AncestryDNA, FamilyTree … Continue reading

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