MacVoices #23270: MacVoices Live! – Do You Care If Your DNA Is In The Wild? (3)

In the continuation of an “enthusiastic” MacVoices Live! discussion, Chuck JoinerWeb BixbyDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursJeff GametBen RoethigEric BoldenJim Rea, and Guy Serle debate the impact of the 23andMe hack and whether having your genetic information exposed is a significant privacy threat. The potential risks of hackers accessing your data, insurance companies exploiting it, and the legal and social implications are discussed. Additionally, we mention science fiction movies as precedent, as well as the CEO of Goldman Sachs and the art of DJing. (Part 3) 

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Show Notes:


0:00:00 The Importance of Privacy in Genetic Information
0:01:29 Comparing DNA Privacy to Other Personal Information Concerns
0:04:07 Irreversibility of DNA Data and Potential Consequences
0:06:07 Insurance Companies and Access to DNA Information
0:07:56 Long-term Implications and Prudence of Sharing DNA Information
0:09:04 The Potential of Machine Learning and Unknown Futures
0:10:07 Privacy Concerns with Genetic Testing
0:12:21 Money and Politics: A Problematic Combination
0:13:21 Concerns about Knowing Genetic Information
0:14:45 Call our Google Voice Number for Further Inquiries
0:15:28 Science Fiction Movies Inspiring Real-Life Innovations
0:16:55 Twinkly App-Controlled LED Holiday Lights and Featured Gear
0:18:36 CEO of Largest Banks Steps Down from DJing
0:19:13 Goldman’s 10-year agreement with Apple
0:20:56 Goldman’s challenge in getting out of the agreement


Hacker leaks millions more 23andMe user records on cybercrime forum

Goldman Sachs CEO stops doing controversial DJ gigs


Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at [email protected], on Mastodon at @[email protected], and on his blog, Trending At Work.

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @[email protected].

Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @[email protected] on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at

David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @[email protected]

Jim Rea built his own computer from scratch in 1975, started programming in 1977, and has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE’s ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. He’s been a speaker at MacTech, MacWorld Expo and other industry conferences. Follow Jim at and via @[email protected] on Mastodon.

Ben Roethig has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on RoethigTech. Contact him on  Twitter and Mastodon.

Guy Serle, best known for being one of the co-hosts of the MyMac Podcast, sincerely apologizes for anything he has done or caused to have happened while in possession of dangerous podcasting equipment. He should know better but being a blonde from Florida means he’s probably incapable of understanding the damage he has wrought. Guy is also the author of the novel, The Maltese Cube. You can follow his exploits on Twitter, catch him on Mac to the Future on Facebook, at @[email protected], and find everything at



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