Why Richard Branson gave 23andMe billions to go public

Why Richard Branson gave 23andMe billions to go public

Branson says he sees 23andMe as a company with “enormous growth potential.” No — home DNA kits weren’t some kind of “pandemic winner.” Rather, the once-booming DTC genetics industry has hit a lull in the past few years, as a result of growing concerns around privacy, accuracy and value.

Hunchly - OSINT Articles - How to Blow Your Online Cover With URL Previews

Hunchly - OSINT Articles - How to Blow Your Online Cover With URL Previews

Updated: January 5, 2019 — Additional testing was performed against Skype that revealed that URL previews were still working.Slack was happy to generate URL previews and identified itself with the following User-Agent:.

The Air Force Spy Plane Over Portland

The Air Force Spy Plane Over Portland

“The Dornier 328 aircraft, assigned to Air Force Materiel Command’s 645th Aeronautical Engineering Group, was not gathering intelligence or conducting operations related to civil unrest in Portland, Oregon.” (According to flight tracking data, the surveillance plane left the Portland area early Friday morning.).

Private Internet Access is the fastest VPN according to Top10VPN Speed Test Tool

Private Internet Access is the fastest VPN according to Top10VPN Speed Test Tool

That’s why the team at Top10VPN has created an automated tool that runs speed tests both with and without a VPN and stores the historical data to be displayed in a handy chart for users to view.

Big Tech Is Testing You

Big Tech Is Testing You

But, as Luca and Bazerman recount, eBay’s marketing group defended the millions of dollars spent on the ads each year, noting that many people who clicked on them ended up buying things on eBay. An experiment was in order.

How my application ran away and called home from Redmond

How my application ran away and called home from Redmond

After about a minute later we received Slack alert that the Beacon has managed to find a leak from the lab environment.I logged in to my Windows test machine to see if the Beacon is still running.

Hackers steal data for 15 million patients, then sell it back to lab that lost it

Hackers steal data for 15 million patients, then sell it back to lab that lost it

Canada’s biggest provider of specialty laboratory testing services said it paid hackers an undisclosed amount for the return of personal data they stole belonging to as many as 15 million customers.LifeLabs said that its investigation so far indicates that the accessed test results were from 2016 or earlier and belonged to about 85,000 customers.

DNA test kits threaten kids’ privacy in ways we can’t understand yet

DNA test kits threaten kids’ privacy in ways we can’t understand yet

Privacy policy design can be an ambiguous business even with the best intentions, and I think it would be naive of a consumer to believe that DNA testing companies don’t have an incentive to leverage your data in ways that can’t be foreseen.

DNA testing can share all your family secrets. Are you ready for that?

DNA testing can share all your family secrets. Are you ready for that?

DNA testing from the likes of leading services 23andMe and Ancestry, among others, has always boiled down to risk and reward, a fascination and curiosity about one’s roots and/or predispositions to disease, balanced against trepidations around privacy, security, and, for sure, the possibility of an awkward or identity-altering discovery.

23 reasons not to reveal your DNA

23 reasons not to reveal your DNA

They often also claim rights to your genetic data and sell access to their databases to big pharmaceutical and medtech companies. OK, so test results can also lead to important discoveries about your personal health, and can also be shared for non-profit biomedical research in the public interest.

Vice versa HUAWEI P30 Pro without connection with China. The point is a misunderstanding when testing

Vice versa HUAWEI P30 Pro without connection with China. The point is a misunderstanding when testing

For cases where users of Huawei P30 Pro bought in Thailand Found that the device sent data to the Chinese government server Which Huawei Thailand contacted to investigate the facts of the problem After almost inspection at night We found that the device does not connect nor sends no data directly But it is the user's own test process that caused.

Don't Mail In That DNA Kit Until You Know These Facts

Don't Mail In That DNA Kit Until You Know These Facts

As we become more comfortable with at-home DNA testing kits and allowing companies to assess our biological makeup, the market continues to shift in a variety of ways including the types of diseases and disorders that can be tested, how accurate the tests are, and the amount of information shared – which can include selling your data to third parties.

Indian govt agency left details of millions of pregnant women exposed online

Indian govt agency left details of millions of pregnant women exposed online

A database managed by an Indian government healthcare agency was left connected to the Internet without a password, where it exposed more than 12.5 million medical records for pregnant women, ZDNet has learned.

Privacy for the win! Startpage.com defeats Google and Bing to become best search engine

Privacy for the win! Startpage.com defeats Google and Bing to become best search engine

You see, following an in-depth investigation, German organization "Stiftung Warentest" has declared the search engine to be the best. With all of that said, provides Google search results without all the tracking -- it's the best of both worlds!

The government uses images of vulnerable people to test facial recognition software.

The government uses images of vulnerable people to test facial recognition software.

When a company, university group, or developer wants to test a facial recognition algorithm, it sends that software to NIST, which then uses the full set of photograph collections to determine how well the program performs in terms of accuracy, speed, storage and memory consumption, and resilience.

After you spit into a tube for a DNA test like 23andMe, experts say you shouldn't assume your data will stay private forever

After you spit into a tube for a DNA test like 23andMe, experts say you shouldn't assume your data will stay private forever

The case of the Golden State Killer: how private and protected DNA data can be exploited in public databases Justin Sullivan/Getty Images When you mail your saliva sample to a company like 23andMe, Ancestry, Helix, or any one of a handful of current DNA testing startups , they run an analysis of the genetic data it contains.

Tails 3.12.1 is out

Tails 3.12.1 is out

Changes Known issues Get Tails 3.12.1 What's coming up? In some cases, only BIOS (Legacy) was affected and the USB stick was not listed in the Boot Menu. To fix this issue: Reinstall your USB stick using the same installation method. Get Tails 3.12.1 What's coming up?

Distant cousin's use of DNA test kit led police to Warwick murder suspect

Distant cousin's use of DNA test kit led police to Warwick murder suspect

Colleen Fitzpatrick, co-founder of IdentiFinders, said she'd been working on the Fay case for months and finally got a break when one of the largest consumer DNA-testing companies, FamilyTreeDNA, opened its database to a free, third-party genealogy website called GEDmatch.

Woman uses DNA test, finds sperm donor — and pays a "devastating" price

Woman uses DNA test, finds sperm donor — and pays a "devastating" price

When Teuscher wanted to know more about her daughter's ancestry and possible health issues, she and other family members decided to get DNA tests from 23andMe and added one for Zoe. What turned up appeared to be one of the anonymous donor's immediate relatives.

San Francisco lawmaker: Our cops should be banned from using facial recognition

San Francisco lawmaker: Our cops should be banned from using facial recognition

with 27 posters participating Share this story Further Reading Amazon’s Rekognition messes up, matches 28 lawmakers to mugshots If a new proposed municipal ordinance passes in the coming months, San Francisco could become the first city in America to outright ban the use of facial recognition technology by its police department or any other city agency.

Tails 3.12 is out

Tails 3.12 is out

Changes Known issues Get Tails 3.12 What's coming up? To fix this issue: Reinstall your USB stick using the same installation method.

Genetic testing is the future of healthcare, but many experts say companies like 23andMe are doing more harm than good

Genetic testing is the future of healthcare, but many experts say companies like 23andMe are doing more harm than good

Hazel, a researcher at Vanderbilt University, studied companies ranging from popular startups like 23andMe — which offers health and ancestry information — to under-the-radar outfits such as GEDmatch, which simply houses genetic information to help people build family trees.

Call for testing: simplified installation method

Call for testing: simplified installation method

USB images instead of ISO images We need your help to test the simplified installation methods of Tails that we will release with 3.12 on January 29.

An Eye-Scanning Lie Detector Is Forging a Dystopian Future

An Eye-Scanning Lie Detector Is Forging a Dystopian Future

In January 2017, Alan McCarty, a sergeant at the Columbus, Georgia, Police Department, wrote to Converus’ vice president of marketing and operations, Russ Warner, about an applicant who had admitted to using marijuana within the previous two years but still passed the EyeDetect test, which normally asks about illicit drug use.

What DNA testing kit companies are really doing with your data – Computer Security Articles

What DNA testing kit companies are really doing with your data – Computer Security Articles

Thinking back to her sign-up experience, Sarah suddenly worried about the massive amount of personally identifiable information she already handed over to the company.

Amazon's 1st high-tech grocery store opens to the public

Amazon's 1st high-tech grocery store opens to the public

Amazon.com Inc will open its checkout-free grocery store to the public on Monday after more than a year of testing, the company said, moving forward on an experiment that could dramatically alter brick-and-mortar retail. "This technology didn't exist," Puerini said, walking through the Seattle store.

Connected Wristwatch Allows Hackers to Stalk, Spy On Children

Connected Wristwatch Allows Hackers to Stalk, Spy On Children

Alan Monie, researcher with Pen Test Partners, outlined in a Thursday post how he was able to launch various Insecure Direct Object Reference (IDOR) attacks on the watches. Regardless, Monie told Threatpost that the security glitch would be difficult to fix, and recommends that consumers stop using the watch.

The Lie Behind the Lie Detector

The Lie Behind the Lie Detector

"As the lie behind the lie detector becomes more and more widely known, those agencies that rely on polygraphy will be able to fool fewer of the people less of the time. Chapter Three exposes the trickery on which polygraph "testing" depends.

DNA testing companies put everyone’s privacy at risk

DNA testing companies put everyone’s privacy at risk

“Take home message: Your DNA can identify you whether you took or not a DTC test,” Yaniv Erlich, the lead author of the study, said on Twitter.

Privacy questioned in DNA-test boom

Privacy questioned in DNA-test boom

"We are getting very soon to the point that everyone will be potentially identifiable using this technique," said study author Yaniv Erlich, an assistant professor at Columbia University and the chief science officer at the consumer DNA testing firm MyHeritage.