China is using DNA samples to try to re-create the faces of Uighurs

China is using DNA samples to try to re-create the faces of Uighurs

The news: Chinese researchers are using blood taken from Uighurs to try to work out how to use a DNA sample to re-create an image of a person’s face, according to an investigation by the New York Times.

Quest Diagnostics Says Up to 12 Million Patients May Have Had Financial, Medical, Personal Information Breached

Quest Diagnostics Says Up to 12 Million Patients May Have Had Financial, Medical, Personal Information Breached

Quest Diagnostics, one of the biggest blood testing providers in the country, warned Monday that nearly 12 million of its customers may have had personal, financial and medical information breached due to an issue with one of its vendors.

Tencent releases Chinese government-friendly clone in place of PUBG

Tencent releases Chinese government-friendly clone in place of PUBG

In April, China’s State Administration of Press and Publication introduced sweeping changes to approval guidelines in the gaming industry. Because, as we all know, if there’s one thing that makes video games objectively more fun it’s censoring violence.

China Starts "Debt Shaming": New App Warns Users If They Are Walking Near Someone In Debt

China Starts "Debt Shaming": New App Warns Users If They Are Walking Near Someone In Debt

The "map of deadbeat debtors" is yet the latest in China's push towards a shame-based "social credit score" system which has already been deployed in several parts of the country.

Former FBI official: Our counterintelligence mission was to keep progressives out of congress

Former FBI official: Our counterintelligence mission was to keep progressives out of congress

And it seems to me, that’s where we’re at today.” Uhhhhhhh….Fmr FBI Assistant Director just said “When I first got into the FBI one of the missions of the FBI in its counterintelligence efforts was to try to keep” progressives out of government pic.twitter.com/l1KqQMO914 — Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence)

Big business with health data – healthbank – Medium

Big business with health data – healthbank – Medium

By sending in their saliva samples, customers agree that their genetic data can be resold to research institutes or pharmaceutical companies, for example, leading to 23andme gaining such a large market value.

Attorney: School needs lesson on Fourth Amendment

Attorney: School needs lesson on Fourth Amendment

A public school district in Indiana has announced it will drug test students participating in extracurricular activities, a policy that is being criticized by a longtime civil liberties attorney.