Consumer DNA databases, like FamilyTreeDNA and GEDmatch, have opened up new avenues for law enforcement investigators to identify people suspected of committing serious crimes. But the new technique raises privacy concerns.
Do you ever feel like the same ads keep popping up on every device you use? Do you wonder about the legality of someone else’s drone flying over your house or property? Did you know advertisers spy on your in-box to see when you’ve read their email? The Computer Guys and Gal are here to explain the latest high-tech security and privacy conundrums — and explore the latest tech headlines.
- Allison Druin WAMU Computer Gal; Chief Futurist at the University of Maryland Division of Research; Co-Director of the Future of Information Alliance, University of Maryland
- John Gilroy WAMU Computer Guy; Director for Business Development for BLT Global Ventures
- Bill Harlow WAMU Computer Guy; and Hardware & Software Technician for MACs & PCs at Mid-Atlantic Consulting, Inc.
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