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EFF's Top 12 Ways to Protect Your Online Privacy
http://www.eff.org/Privacy/eff_privacy_top_12.php
Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is a non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of citizens' rights regarding computers and the internet. This article provides practical tips for protecting one's privacy when online.
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Getting Started: Top Ten Ways to Protect Privacy Online
http://www.cdt.org/privacy/guide/basic/topen.html
Source: Center for Democracy and Technology

Practical tips for protecting personal privacy when using email or visiting websites.
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RCW 43.43.754 DNA identification system -- Biological samples -- Collection, use, testing -- Scope and application of section
http://www.leg.wa.gov/RCW/index.cfm?section=43.43.
Source: Washington State Legislature

This is one of Washington's laws about DNA data bases. The law describes who must submit a DNA sample for DNA identification and how DNA samples are taken. The law specifies that DNA samples may be retained but will only used for the purpose of providing DNA or other tests for identification analysis and prosecution of a criminal offense or for the identification of human remains or missing persons. The law also authorizes the submission of results from DNA samples to CODIS, the national DNA data base.
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DNA Forensics
http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome
Source: Human Genome Project

An overview of DNA forensics, including how DNA is used to identify living organisms (including people), various ways in which DNA identification is used in society today, methods of DNA typing and DNA technology, the use of DNA to solve crimes, federal legislation on the use of DNA technology to fight crime, the national DNA database CODIS, and the ethical, social and legal issues surrounding the use of DNA data bases. Additionally, the article contains links to many other helpful resources about DNA and forensic identification, and you can also find out more about the Human Genome Project by clicking on links on the left side of the screen.
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Genetic Fingerprinting
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetic_fingerprintin
Source: Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia

This is an encyclopedia article about genetic fingerprinting, otherwise known as DNA testing, DNA identification, or DNA profiling. The article discusses how genetic fingerprinting is done and how it is used in criminal investigations and trials. The article also provides an overview of famous cases involving DNA evidence, with links to learn more about each case.
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