Who’s who?

“Scientists Build a Family Tree of Millions,” The Wall Street Journal, March 2, 2018 A3. Scientists use information posted by people searching for relatives to build “a database of 13 million people related across 11 generations, based on 86 million public profiles.”

Who owns your family tree?  How will this information be used, and by whom?  What’s it worth?  What will analyzing this information yield?  What happened to privacy?  Do you give that up when you search for your forebears?

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