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Comment: Re:Privacy issue: DNA dragnets (Score 1) 513

by dsnbaka (#42027209) Attached to: Dutch Cold Case Murder Solved After 8000 People Gave Their DNA

This was a voluntary search. There was no mandatory need to give your DNA.
See it as a last effort to resolve the case and it was done because the DNA matching techniques have improved so that if a match in the family is found the search can make the connection to a small group (family) and search from that point further.

Comment: Happening all around (Score 2) 364

by dsnbaka (#34833742) Attached to: T-Mobile Slashes Fair Use Policy, Says Download At Home

This is happening all around Europe as we speak,

Smartphone users are consuming such an amount of data that the flat-fee subscriptions are not enough to cover the costs any longer. Operators will change to basic subscriptions with limitations and bolt-on offerings for additional traffic. You can run away from T-Mobile now but the others will adopt until there is no where to go to.

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