Why DNA privacy should not be on your radar today

By rickColosimo / January 22, 2013 /

The NYT headline, “Web Hunt for DNA Sequences Leaves Privacy Compromised,” blows this out of proportion.   Wired’s article “Scientists Discover How to Identify People From ‘Anonymous’ Genomes” is only slightly more helpful. The key issue here is not that the DNA sequence of the participants itself was itself a magic fingerprint, but that when that information…

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Why does Verizon care where I’ve lived?

By rickColosimo / December 15, 2010 /

I saw a posting today for an inhouse commercial counsel at Verizon Wireless. This would be an interesting job, lots of commercial contracts, some domain specificity, and it’s not terribly far from home. But I started filling out the online application (again asking for username and password — really? Why does my password to the…

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