Doxing (or sometimes doxxing) comes from the word documents and is a relatively new word. It is an internetbased practise of indentifying personal information and broadcasting it. This is done by searching publicly available information and databases and doing some social engineering. In some cases the information that was gathered might have been gathered in an unethical or unjust manner. It is used to aid law enforcement, risk analysis or publicly shaming a person or organisation.Read More
Does it seem like you’re barely getting by with your small income? After paying the bills and saving some money for transportation and food, you’re left with almost nothing. Don’t worry. At one point or another, unless you’re born with a silver spoon in your mouth, everyone in the Philippines has suffered through a tight budget. It almost feels like there’s no way to get out of it.Read More
23andMe is a privately held personal genomics and biotechnology company based in Mountain View, California
The company is named for the 23 pairs of chromosomes in a normal human cell. Its saliva-based direct-to-consumer genetic testing business was named Invention of the Year by Time magazine in 2008.
In 2013 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered 23andMe to discontinue marketing its personal genome service (PGS), as the company had not obtained the legally required regulatory approval. That resulted in concerns about the potential consequences of customers receiving inaccurate health results. The company continued to sell a personal genome test without health-related results in the United States until October 21, 2015, when it announced that it would be including a revised health component with FDA approval. 23andMe has been selling a product with both ancestry and health-related components in Canada since October 2014, and in the United Kingdom since December 2014.