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Genetic database that identified Golden State Killer acquired by crime scene DNA company

Genetic database that identified Golden State Killer acquired by crime scene DNA company

The crime scene DNA sequencing company Verogen announced yesterday that they’ve acquired the genomics database and website GEDmatch. The acquisition makes the relationship between the company and law enforcement explicit, but raises uncomfortable questions for users and experts about data privacy and the future direction of the platform. GEDmatch was primarily used by genealogists until…

Get PostgreSQL Database Structure as a Detailed JavaScript Object

Enhanced Arrays Collections supports all array methods such as map, reduce, forEach() as well as direct access methods such as get.TypeScript Written in TypeScript. In addition to support JavaScript, all typings are available in TypeScript.Documented All classes, class attributes and methods are documented and available via documentation web site.const columnNames = db.get("contact").columns.map(c => c.name); //…
The DNA database used to find the Golden State Killer is a national security leak waiting to happen

The DNA database used to find the Golden State Killer is a national security...

A private DNA ancestry database that’s been used by police to catch criminals is a security risk from which a nation-state could steal DNA data on a million Americans, according to security researchers.Security flaws in the service, called GEDmatch, not only risk exposing people’s genetic health information but could let an adversary such as China…
Comparing Database Types: How Database Types Evolved to Meet Different Needs | Prisma

Comparing Database Types: How Database Types Evolved to Meet Different Needs | Prisma

Database types, sometimes referred to as database models or database families, are the patterns and structures used to organize data within a database management system. Many different database types have been developed over the years. Some are mainly historic predecessors to current databases, while others have stood the test of time. In the last few…
A huge database of Facebook users’ phone numbers found online

A huge database of Facebook users’ phone numbers found online

Hundreds of millions of phone numbers linked to Facebook accounts have been found online. The exposed server contained over 419 million records over several databases on users across geographies, including 133 million records on U.S.-based Facebook users, 18 million records of users in the U.K., and another with more than 50 million records on users…

U.S. Wind Turbine Database Viewer

The USWTDB provides onshore & offshore wind turbine locations in the United States, corresponding facility information, and turbine technical specifications. Watch our tutorial video. The USWTDB contains 59,338 turbines with a total rated capacity of 96,019 MW (zoom in to an area to calculate regional statistics) Showing 0 turbines on screen with a total rated…
Demystifying Database Systems:  Correctness Anomalies Under Serializable Isolation

Demystifying Database Systems: Correctness Anomalies Under Serializable Isolation

Most database systems support multiple isolation levels that enable their users to trade off exposure to various types of application anomalies and bugs for (potentially small) increases in potential transaction concurrency. For decades, the highest level of “bug-free correctness” offered by commercial database systems was “SERIALIZABLE” isolation in which the database system runs transactions in…

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Sony has sold 100 million PS4s

Sony’s PlayStation 4 console has been a huge hit for the company, and it has now hit the 100 million sales milestone. Sony revealed in its latest earnings that the company sold 3.2 million PS4 devices in the quarter ended June 30th, meaning exactly 100 million have now been sold in total. Sony was previously…

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