“The Golden State Killer raped and murdered victims across California in an era before Google searches and social media, a time when the police relied on shoe leather, not cellphone records or big data. But it was technology that got him.” From the NYT: How “abandoned” DNA samples and a genealogy site led to the front door of a killer.

+ “”People who submit DNA for ancestors testing are unwittingly becoming genetic informants on their innocent family … [they] have fewer privacy protections than convicted offenders whose DNA is contained in regulated databanks.” AP: Genealogy site didn’t know it was used to seek serial killer.