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What’s with all the “Updates to Our Privacy Policies” ? Should consumers be worried ?

You may have noticed emails from companies a couple months ago about “Updates to <Insert Company Name>Privacy Policies.”  Why the sudden surge in policy updates? Companies from Twitter and Facebook to Grubhub and Uber recently updated their privacy policies in […]

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What Does it Mean to have Your Data “Deidentified” ? And Why That is NOT Possible with Your DNA

The genetic testing companies desperately want to reassure you that when they share your DNA data with pharmaceutical manufacturers, or other entities, that they have stripped away “identifiers” so that you cannot be individually identified. Typically, this process involves “stripping” […]

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FOMO: We missed out on Bitcoin so what is our next opportunity?

I recently wrote a blog about monetizing our healthcare data and DNA, and this is a continuation of those thoughts. I remember back in 2014 when I had just started at my first “real” job and often felt out of […]

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How to fight back against healthcare DNA data loss to BIG Pharma companies

If you’ve been watching the news recently, I’m sure you’ve seen that GSK (Glaxo Smith Kline pharmaceuticals, the same company that just purchased Novartis’s consumer products subsidiary for 13 billion dollars) has purchased a stake in the DNA testing marketplace […]

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We are naïve if we think our DNA data is safe, and that it will never be used against us.

We are giving away, actually we are paying someone to take, the most valuable thing we own – our full genetic code.  They are then selling those data, and making more money off of it, and exposing us to exponential […]

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