, Spotify offers you to pay for a DNA analysis that will produce a playlist that fits to your origins. Good idea? Not so...
What a wonderful way to make people be attracted to a cloud service, that already gathers many informations about their user's musical listening habits, and to be even more attached to this service by sending them a bit of their own body, their DNA, so Spotify could attach to their profile a genetic identity. Of course, when you subscribe to this service, you sign a disclaimer that gives them rights about your saliva extract.
When you look in the privacy statement
, after a bunch of warnings on the usage of the service, they specify that when you send them your DNA, they may share it with the following kind of companies :
* Laboratory partners;
* DNA test shipping providers;
* Payment processors;
* Cloud services infrastructure providers;
* Biological sample storage facilities;
* Vendors that assist us in marketing; analytics, and fraud prevention; and,
* Some Member Services functions.
Good list don't you think? But no other informations about who are those "partners, providers, facilities, ...".
They also specify that if you connect to Ancestry via Facebook
, they will link your personal data from the social network to your DNA. Well... Big Brother is at least "Transparent"! I'm not being paranoid, but let me suggest that it may not be the first thing you want, that your DNA and personal informations are in the cloud, and under the U.S.A laws.We're related
is also a cloud service that helps you find members of your family, and look at their page, how marketing works so well. Imagine you're of the family of George Washington, Elvis Presley, or Aldous Huxley : that'd be wonderful!
Go look at their offer to have more information, like what they tell you and GDPR, California's Shine the Light law, and many other details. [https://www.ancestry.com/cs/legal/privacystatement
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