New law aims to track all South Africans using DNA, from birth

Milano

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Your DNA in the hands of a government that already creates legislation based on your DNA characteristics? What could possibly go wrong. And remember just because DNA testing is costly and time consuming now does not mean that will still be the case in 10, 20, 30 years time.
 

ArtyLoop

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Government will probably use it to frame people they do not like.
This and to enforce quotas. Its all about race, as usual. The only thing the ANC knows how to play. Their brains are too small to come up with anything better.
 

Beyond.Celsus

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This is your defense? They are too useless to misuse this?
Not defending anything, because there is nothing that needs defending.
They have had records, identity numbers, proof of address and fingerprints on file for how long?

Why the outcry now?
Much ado about nothing
 

Milano

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The US government has been storing and selling baby DNA for many years now. Still very controversial. And it is not held anonymously. It is attached to the baby's personal records. In some states it gets sold to researchers who are *supposed to* destroy or return the DNA after the research is completed. If you followed Cambridge Analytics then you already know how such data can be misused.
 

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I just CANNOT understand this

The absolute consensus here is that the ANC gov is useless / crooks / thieves / liars / etc etc
BUT
YOU are quite happy to give these -- useless / corrupt / incompetent / liars / thieves

COMPLETE CONTROL OVER YOUR / CHILDRENS DNA !

Never mind that the SAPS forensics is a complete SHAMBLES
What WILL happen is that this project WILL be farmed out to a PRIVATE company -- over which YOU will have NO control !

PLEASE someone tell me that YOU have NOT ALL lost your minds ............
The MOST frightening post this MILLENNIUM !
You are either ALL idiots -- or -- sockpups
 

Zen17h

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The idea of using this for quotas is stupid considering the government's goals with BEE.
"Sorry whitey, you can keep your job because your great great grandfather had some fun with the locals, also you're actually marginally related to Sipho here, so we'll be taking his job away now"
 

MidnightWizard

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Not defending anything, because there is nothing that needs defending.
They have had records, identity numbers, proof of address and fingerprints on file for how long?

Why the outcry now?
Much ado about nothing
Merely because -- IDIOT
No SANCTION has YET been applied

Please investigate what the DOMPAS was all about and HOW it affected your life -- to get some SMALL idea of what CAN / WILL happen !
 

Beyond.Celsus

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Merely because -- IDIOT
No SANCTION has YET been applied

Please investigate what the DOMPAS was all about and HOW it affected your life -- to get some SMALL idea of what CAN / WILL happen !
Bold text and caps don't impress me much.
They can do what they want.
One day you will be dead and your life would have been spent worrying about crap.
 

Milano

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The idea of using this for quotas is stupid considering the government's goals with BEE.
"Sorry whitey, you can keep your job because your great great grandfather had some fun with the locals, also you're actually marginally related to Sipho here, so we'll be taking his job away now"
More ridiculous than basing it on appearance? More ridiculous than legislating baselines in terms of percentages? More than getting refused medical insurance based on your results?
 

garp

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This is a very bad idea. Private companies already have access to fingerprint information, so it is conceivable that this would simply extend to DNA information.
 
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