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From: "Ken Nordtvedt" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] novice SMGF question
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2006 08:38:30 -0600
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Sort of like your online banker who says your communications are secure, but
any half-competent hacker can infiltrate, or any motivated employee at the
bank offices can get and sell your account information?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Diana Gale Matthiesen" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, April 07, 2006 8:33 AM
Subject: RE: [DNA] novice SMGF question

> They haven't made it impossible for us to get the data, they've only made
> it a
> pain in the <bleep>. For someone with nefarious intentions, it isn't an
> obstacle; they can and will get the data if they want it. It's only an
> obstacle
> to efficient research. It's a stupid set up, and someone with an IQ in
> three
> digits should been included on the committee that planned this ten-legged
> camel.
> I got my data, and I only wasted about an hour getting what should have
> taken me
> a few minutes.
> And if I were a lawyer, I'd say they've already breached their consent
> agreement
> because the data ARE on the internet. They're time-consuming to extract,
> but
> they're there.
> Diana
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: proofer joan
>> Sent: Friday, April 07, 2006 9:14 AM
>> To:
>> Subject: RE: [DNA] novice SMGF question
>> Dear Diana,
>> The consent agreement prohibits Sorenson from directly
>> posting your results on the Internet. This is to protect the
>> privacy of people who wish otherwise.
>> You may determine the marker values for your Stroup by
>> changing the input values for each marker and then looking at
>> the results screen for closer matches.
>> Rather than <bleep> the SMGF, I praise them for reaching an
>> equitable compromise between privacy and accessibility.
>> Please contact me off-list and shall endeavor to assist you
>> in obtaining your data.
>> Sincerely, Joan
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