Dozens of databases of people’s faces are being compiled without their knowledge by companies and researchers, with many of the images then being shared around the world, in what has become a vast ecosystem fueling the spread of facial recognition technology

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The Golden State Killer case was just the start. Hundreds of cold cases are hot again thanks to a new genealogy technique. The price may be everyone’s genetic privacy

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The bill would have required you to give your DNA to the state and pay $250 for the privilege

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Seeking to build a central identification platform, Kenya is storing the fingerprints, eyes, faces, voices, DNA, and location of its nearly 50-million population, and linking the data to everything from identity cards to access to education, health, and social services

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100,000 Happy Moments

February 6, 2018

What makes people happy? A huge database is making it possible to discern the answer at last

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New database helps retailers combat abuse. The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, known best for its red, yellow and green sustainable seafood-rating scheme, is unveiling its first Seafood Slavery Risk Tool Thursday

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Our Peter Young discusses the importance of increasing access and providing context in transparently reporting physician conflicts of interests

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The leads have dried up in the killing of a young woman in Queens during a jog last summer. But the authorities say that the recovered DNA could hold the key to solving the case if state officials authorize what is called familial searching, which allows investigators to search criminal databases to identify likely relatives of the offender

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