Information Assurance? Site Security?

These are familiar terms elsewhere, but new to me in a university context. I learned that Purdue, like a number of its peers, has a “facility security clearance” to perform classified U.S. government research. The manual of regulations runs to 141 pages.

Yesterday I posted some thoughts about Purdue University’s decision to destroy a video recording of my keynote address at its Dawn or Doom colloquium.

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With the reduction in costs of genotyping technology, genetic genealogy has become accessible to more people.

Various websites such as Ancestry.com offer genetic genealogy services.Given that genetic information can be very sensitive, I found that the privacy policy of Ancestry’s DNA services has some surprising disclosures about how they could use your genetic information.

Here are some excerpts with the worrying parts in bold:

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