Foster a positive community – featuring Jackie Celona from jrcpr0ductions

Foster a positive community On YouTube, you have an opportunity to connect with people all over the world. Here are a few key tips that help you more easily moderate your community, protect your privacy, and stay safe online. Set the tone of your conversation Setting a good example in your comments and behavior can […]

A father took an at-home DNA test. His son was then falsely accused of murder

JUDY WOODRUFF: As we reported last night, genetic genealogy, the technique millions of people use to learn about their family history, has now become a potent tool for police to crack previously unsolved crimes. Tonight, William Brangham is back to explore the growing privacy debate around this new technique and why some people are urging […]

Are Home DNA Kits Hiding a Secret?

Personal data doesn’t get much more personal than this- that’s your DNA. Consumer testing companies promise that in exchange for a vial of spit and a fee, they’ll reveal your heritage and clues to your health. Called direct-to-consumer genetic testing, the industry has grown in popularity- sales are projected to triple in the next five […]

Finding out your ancestry? Here’s what happens to your DNA sample.

Getting an estimate of your ancestry is as easy as going to the post office. Here’s how it works. You can go online and order a DNA kit (or use that one you got as a gift). Once it arrives open the box and activate your kit online. Simple instructions on the box will guide […]

A genome hacker’s experience with the privacy of shared data | Yaniv Erlich | TEDxDanubia

Translator: Ivana Korom Reviewer: Krystian Aparta Hacking is the art of breaking security mechanisms. When I was an undergraduate student I worked as a hacker in a computer security firm. We used to be hired by banks and credit card services to conduct penetration tests, to try to find critical gaps in the security of […]

Genetic Privacy: A friend or foe? – public lecture with Dr. Yaniv Erlich

So thank you for coming to tonight’s lecture I didn’t expect a little bit of rain tonight but thank you all for coming out it’s a great pleasure to introduce Yaniv Erlich he was came after an interesting career in Israel as most people who grew up in Israel had to go into the military […]

Genetic & Ancestry Tests – What You Need To Know Before Mailing The Kit In

Hello and welcome back to Health & Human Rights Strategies YouTube channel. I’m the founder and president of HHR Nicole Fisher. Today, we wanted to talk about a very popular holiday gift that’s also been making some headlines: genetic tests or at-home ancestry tests. Now on one hand, these tests are a huge victory for […]

Top 10 Ways the United States is Becoming a Big Brother Society — TopTenzNet

Top 10 Ways the United States is Becoming a Big Brother Society In 1949, Eric Blair, known by the pen name of George Orwell, published 1984; a novel that has shown its predictive power manifested in the current state of society. Blair coined the term “Big Brother” for the symbolic figurehead of the totalitarian state, […]

Why Does the Government Want Your DNA?

Recently President Obama announced a new program to create a pool of DNA samples from one million volunteers. This would be just one of many government run DNA databases around the world, ones proposed for a variety of well meaning reasons, like healthcare and preventing crimes. But many people are worried that this “precision medicine” […]

Estonia Built the Society of the Future from Scratch

Here’s the thing or rather three things about Estonia. One, the Baltic country is tiny. Actually, 378 times smaller than Russia, it’s not so friendly Eastern neighbor. Two, Estonians have won a world record, 11 wife-carrying Championships. And 3 best for last here, Estonia has the most tech-savvy government in world history In Estonia almost […]