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Google gathers personal health data on millions of Americans

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The Wall Street Journal reports Google is gathering millions of Americans' personal health data in an initiative code-named "Project Nightingale."

Google is partnering with Ascension, the nation’s second-largest health system, to develop artificial intelligence-based services for medical providers. Google officials say the company's work is being done for free with the idea of testing a platform that can be sold to other health care providers.

According to The Wall Street Journal, impacted patients have not been informed of the data collection.

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