1. As a "West Wing" fan, I think about the episode where they interview a judge who says that privacy is the next big thing we'll be battling out a lot. So, I took not of the story that one of the genetic ancestry companies is now selling data to pharmaceutical companies.
2. This story from the L. A. Times about a person who moved through many literary and non-profit spaces, has lots of ties to the DC area. And a reminder to folks, scammers may not mean to be scammers, so they often seem and even in their worldview are super genuine. You being scammed is not a failing.
3. Apparently there has been some gold prospecting going on in Scotland.