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DNA on napkin leads to murder charge in 25-year-old case

Minnesota investigators used genealogy website in case of Jeanne Ann Childs’ 1993 deathA Minnesota businessman has been charged in a 25-year-old murder case, after investigators ran crime scene DNA evidence through a genealogy website then obtained the suspect’s DNA from a napkin thrown away at a hockey rink.Jerry Westrom, 52, was charged with ...

NY Times /
He Threw Away a Napkin at a Hockey Game. It Was Used to Charge Him in a 1993 Murder.

The authorities in Minnesota said they identified a suspect in the killing using genealogy and tracked him to a hockey game, where they collected a sample of his DNA.

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New DNA technique leads to arrest in 1993 Alaska murder

Officials in Alaska have arrested a 44-year-old man in Maine, Steven Downs, in the 1993 murder of Sophie Sergie, a 20-year-old woman found slain at ...

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DNA leads to arrest in 1993 murder of woman found in dorm bathtub

Investigators in Alaska used genetic genealogy – the same technique used to ID the Golden State Killer suspect

NY Times /
Jerry Westrom Threw Away a Napkin Last Month. It Was Used to Charge Him in a 1993 Murder.

The authorities in Minnesota said they identified a suspect in the killing using genealogy and tracked him to a hockey game, where they collected a ...

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China surveillance firm tracking millions of Muslims leaves database exposed, researcher says

A Chinese surveillance firm using facial recognition technology left one of its databases exposed online for months, according to a prominent ...

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Ancestry firms have DNA on 26 million people, allowing researchers to analyze almost everyone's data

More than 26 million people — more people than all of Australia — have shared their DNA with one of the four leading ancestry and health databases, and that has some researchers worried, according to the MIT Technology Review.

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Japan's most luxurious urban ryokan

Behind the doors of an anonymous black tower in Tokyo's Otemachi neighborhood, the Hoshinoya Tokyo ryokan offers one of Japan's most luxurious stays.

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Hoshinoya Tokyo: Japan's most luxurious urban ryokan

Behind the doors of an anonymous black tower in Tokyo's Otemachi neighborhood, the Hoshinoya Tokyo ryokan offers one of Japan's most luxurious stays.

NY Times /
TIMES INSIDER: How We Learned About the Freezing Federal Jail in New York

Our coverage of conditions at the Metropolitan Detention Center — where there was failing heat and electricity during some of the coldest days in ...

The Guardian /
Did the NFL manage to silence Colin Kaepernick's protest at the Super Bowl?

The free agent succeeded by starting a conversation, but for at least one week of breathless hype it was almost impossible to hearSix years ago this ...

VoA /
Swedish Band Ghost Finds Itself with 'Big Boys and Girls'

The first time Tobias Forge walked up to collect a Grammy, few people knew his name - and that was purposeful.  The leader of the Swedish metal group Ghost fiercely protected his anonymity and hid behind thick ghoulish makeup. Things will be ...

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Former Guatemalan Soccer Head Fined $350,000 in FIFA Scandal

Brayan Jimenez, a former head of Guatemalan soccer's governing body, was sentenced Tuesday to time served and fined $350,000 after pleading guilty for his role in the FIFA corruption scandal uncovered by U.S. prosecutors. Judge Pamela K. Chen issued the sentence during a 70-minute hearing in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn. Jimenez faced up to ...

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Anonymous Tesla shorts who snap pics of Tesla parking lots have a new website

Anonymous Tesla short sellers launched a website, Tslaq.org, to showcase their aerial photos, and crowdsourced research on the car maker.

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Sex assaults at military schools spiked 50%

Sexual assault at three prestigious U.S. military academies spiked 50 percent in the past school year, a new Pentagon report indicates. An estimated 747 Air Force Academy cadets and Naval Academy midshipmen told an anonymous survey they were ...

Engadget /
At-home DNA testing company gives the FBI access to its database

The FBI has struck up a partnership with one of the largest at-home DNA testing services, according to BuzzFeed News. Apparently, Family ...

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In the age of home DNA tests, is sperm donor anonymity possible?

An Oregon woman's attempt to connect with her daughter's anonymous sperm donor is raising difficult questions about the practice -- and may even lead ...

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Good Samaritan pays hotel tab for homeless in Chicago cold snap

Anonymous donor picked up the bill for about 70 people after propane tanks that kept them warm were confiscated

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Is sperm donor anonymity possible?

An Oregon woman's attempt to connect with her daughter's anonymous sperm donor is raising difficult questions about the practice -- and may even lead to a lawsuit. Danielle Teuscher says she used a DNA test from 23andMe and then reached out to one of her daughter's genetic relatives. But Northwest Cryobank, where she received the sperm donation, ...

CBS /
Is sperm donor anonymity possible?

An Oregon woman's attempt to connect with her daughter's anonymous sperm donor is raising difficult questions about the practice -- and may even lead to a lawsuit. Danielle Teuscher says she used a DNA test from 23andMe and then reached out to one of her daughter's genetic relatives. But Northwest Cryobank, where she received the sperm donation, ...

Engadget /
US prisons are reportedly creating 'voice print' databases

Prisons across the United States are reportedly building biometric databases that include voice recordings of incarcerated people, according ...

VoA /
At Baghdad Workshop, Search for Iraq's Looted Artifacts Gets Serious

Before Islamic State militants were dislodged from Iraq in 2017, they stole thousands of ancient artifacts. Most are still missing, and an ...

CNN /
Six artists who are shaping the future of AI

Technology is advancing at such a fast rate right now that it can feel like we are well on our way to a robot apocalypse. But, if we closely observe ...

CNN /
Anonymous donor gives $62,500 to ensure that Las Vegas shooter's guns are destroyed

Since their loved ones were killed in the Las Vegas shooting in October 2017, the families of the 58 people who died have faced a difficult decision: ...

NY Times /
Anonymous Donor Gives $62,000 to Destroy Las Vegas Gunman’s Weapons

A San Francisco software executive has donated the money to destroy the cache of firearms, which includes the guns used in the 2017 attack that killed 58 people.

USA Today /
Roger Stone indictment: Transparency group WikiLeaks at center of allegations against Trump associate

WikiLeaks has long been controversial with U.S. authorities for its dogged dedication to releasing documents from anonymous sources and leakers.        

The Guardian /
Forced to work, and unable to strike: US federal workers need solidarity | Anonymous

The shutdown is just the latest assault on our livelihoods. We need a reinvigorated labor movement at our backsThe longtime anti-tax activist and prominent Trump supporter Grover Norquist once said: “I don’t want to abolish government. I simply want ...

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