Representative Jason Crowe, Democrat, speaks to members of the media during a press conference on Capitol Hill (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)

Intelligence Committee members warn the United States of biological weapons targeting the DNA of American individuals

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Member of the House Intelligence Committee He warned Americans to stay away from DNA testing services where the information could be used to develop biological weapons targeting specific groups of Americans or even individuals.

Representative Jason Crowe of Colorado made the comments while appearing at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado on Friday, saying that many Americans are very willing to give up their DNA information to private companies.

“You can’t have a discussion about this without talking about privacy and commercial data protection because expectations of privacy have deteriorated over the last 20 years,” Crowe said, “Young people actually have very little expectations about privacy, and that is what the polls are. The data is shown.

“People will very quickly spit into a cup and send it to 23andMe and get really interesting data about their background,” he added.

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Representative Jason Crowe, Democrat, speaks to members of the media during a press conference on Capitol Hill (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)
(AP Photo/ Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)

Crowe Former army guard, then argued that once a person’s DNA had been collected by a private company, that company could then sell it. 23andMe has denied selling private information it collects from customers.

that it. Joni ErnstR-Iowa, also attended the forum and added that US adversaries could use the same technology to target livestock and crops to induce starvation.

The warnings from Crow and Ernst came on the same day they sounded alarms about the availability of cheap, military-capable drones, as well as China and Russia’s increasing use of artificial intelligence.

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Senator Joni Earnest, an Iowa Republican, listens during a Republican news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC (Al Drago/Bloomberg)

Senator Joni Earnest, an Iowa Republican, listens during a Republican news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC (Al Drago/Bloomberg)
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The United States and its adversaries are looking for ways to pair AI and drone technologies Create “swarms” of up to 200 drones She can quickly pass the battlefield.

“Not only are it one-off purchases online, but we now have close peer enemies developing swarm technology where they can use 100 or 200 different drones — highly sophisticated drones that can attack our service personnel on the battlefield.”

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Crowe added that US research into drone technology must also take ethical considerations into account, something he admits that many US adversaries don’t care about.

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