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Police’s turn to small genealogy website to solve crimes

GEDmatch, a small, free genealogy website operated by two men in their 60s and 70s has become a go-to tool for police after it was revealed to be the tool used to capture California’s “Golden State Killer.” Its use has also set off a series of discussions and legal questions concerning its use. As in other cyber domains, leading concerns include privacy and the ethical use of the platform by law enforcement. 

Source: How a Tiny Website Became the Police’s Go-To Genealogy Database – Nextgov

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