Social Networking With Your DNA On 23andme.com

Technology Review recently reported on a new social network that will allow people to compare their DNA with friends and family. 23andme.com is a new social networking site that allows users to submit a saliva sample for DNA testing and compare it with the DNA of friends, family and people around the world to see […]

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Tennessee Public Records Aren’t Very Public

The Tennessean is reporting on the growing complexity of public records law in Tennessee and the increasing difficulty involved in obtaining public records in that state. Tennessee opened government records to the general public in 1957, but lawmakers and judges have taken steps over the last 50 years to close many of those records. There […]

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Hackers Threaten To Expose German Chancellor’s Fingerprints

A group of German hackers have threatened to publish German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s fingerprints in protest of the government’s use of biometric information in passports. The hackers are part of Germany’s oldest and biggest hacker group, called the Chaos Computer Club. Last Saturday the group published German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble’s fingerprints in their magazine. […]

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Facebook Application Uses Cell Phones For Tracking People

According to a news report from the Times Online there is a new Facebook application that uses positioning technology to pinpoint a person’s location using information retrieved from cell phone communications. The Social Network Integrated Friend Finder (SNIFF for short) is a software tool that can be used through Facebook or a cell phone to […]

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CIA Using Google Search Technology For Spy Work

The UK’s Times Online is reporting that the CIA is using servers equipped with Google search engine technology to share information gathered on suspects. US government agencies like the National Security Agency have purchased servers loaded with Google search technology to process information gathered by their network of spies around the world. Google also provides […]

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