Police arrested alleged Golden State Killer Joesph James DeAngelo (seen in photo after a Wednesday news conference) after his family’s DNA was linked to samples found at crime scenes in the 1970s and ‘80s. Police access to the ancestry site has raised questions. Photo: AP 

How private is your DNA on ancestry websites? Questions emerge after family of ‘Golden State Killer’ unwittingly led to his arrest

A man believed to be the notorious ‘Golden State Killer’ was arrested after his family members put their DNA online; how secure is your information on such sites?

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Police arrested alleged Golden State Killer Joesph James DeAngelo (seen in photo after a Wednesday news conference) after his family’s DNA was linked to samples found at crime scenes in the 1970s and ‘80s. Police access to the ancestry site has raised questions. Photo: AP 
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