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From: Vincent Vizachero <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] FTDNA - web security holes
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 19:43:30 -0800
Suffice it to say that some very unselfish people have good reasons
for not wanting the surnames associated with certain kits published
for the world to see.
For example, there are countless examples of female participants
ordering a kit for a male cousin or brother to use. Associating the
female participant's surname with the haplotype is not only pointless
but also potentially counter-productive.
Suffice it to say, there are many reasons that smart people are
worried about issues of privacy. The DNA world has grown much more
complex over the past few years, and we all owe it to each other to
adapt to that complexity.
You may not want your surname suppressed, but please understand that
other folks have legitimate and important reasons for wanting to
exercise care and caution about the presentation of data from their
On Jan 9, 2007, at 7:11 PM, OrinWells wrote:
> Why on earth would anyone want to spend the money to have his dna
> tested in what is allegedly a genealogy effort and then not be
> willing to let anyone see it? There are hundreds if not thousands of
> DNA tests at FTDna and Relative Genetics of this nature.
> And why would one want to keep the identity of their ancestors
> secret? What are they protecting?
> May I say this sort of activity sounds awfully selfish to me?
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