How safe is your DNA? 'Golden State Killer' caught because of open source DNA site.

Last week, the man known as the “Golden State Killer” was finally caught outside Sacramento, California. Exactly how investigators tracked him down after so many decades is commendable detective work, but it’s also a cautionary tale about privacy data that should give Americans pause.

In this case, the arrest of the "Golden State Killer" would not have been possible without the website GEDmatch.com. And no, it’s not a dating site for those who’ve earned their GED. On GEDmatch, people voluntarily submit their genetic information to try to locate long-lost family members. It’s unregulated, open source and free. People upload their own genetic info, then cross-reference with others who’ve loaded theirs, in hopes of finding relatives.

Investigators used GEDmatch.com to see if any of the site’s family trees matched the DNA samples they had from decades-old crime scenes. The "Golden State Killer" wouldn’t have had to submit his own DNA information for the cops to find him. They just had to find a relative who'd created a family profile on the website, then they could match the killer’s DNA to this family member’s, and narrow down potential suspects within the family.

It only took them four months of this DNA mining to get to the right family and, ultimately, the killer. He had over 100 relatives on GEDmatch.com with some percentage of DNA match.

GEDmatch says investigators did not approach them about the Golden State Killer case, but police didn’t have to get a search warrant, because the website is open source. GEDmatch warns users that their info is there for all to see.

The largest genealogy services --- Ancestry.com and 23andMe --- supposedly protect user data from outside parties. But come on, this is the age of Wikileaks. You don’t think some dark web creep can’t steal your DNA info?

The government could have a database containing the ultimate private information about you --- your DNA.

How much personal information should the government have access to? We’re closing in on a feasible future where the government could have a database containing the ultimate private information about you --- your DNA.

It’s awesome that technology finally caught up to the killer. But what hasn’t caught up, as usual, are laws regarding the use of personal information. Do we really want the government to have all of our genetic info?

More importantly, when our future A.I. rulers create a human version of Jurassic Park, do you really want a cloned version of you running around? I don’t think so.

America has always been the land of the free. But as the line fades between the socialist, woke Left, and the Democratic Party that controls our government, are we diving headfirst into Marxism?

On his BlazeTV exclusive show, Glenn Beck spoke with Li Schoolland, who grew up under Mao's cultural revolution in China, and never did she think she would see the same warning signs in America. But now, she has a horrifying warning for us all.

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Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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