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Google’s Not-So-Secret Health Data Collection Project Under Federal Investigation

Google is now facing a federal investigation after a report that revealed the tech giant was working on a secret project to collect health data on millions of Americans. The Wall Street Journal first reported Monday on Google’s partnership with Ascension, the second-largest health care system in the U.S., in its effort to create software using artificial intelligence (AI) technology to analyze ...

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Google Responds To Reports Of Its Not-So-Secret Health Data Collection

Google responded to a report that revealed the tech giant was working on a secret project to collect health data on millions of Americans. The Wall Street Journal first reported Monday on Google’s partnership with Ascension, the second-largest health care system in the U.S., in its effort to create software using artificial intelligence (AI) technology to analyze patient information and ...

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Google Is Working On Secret Project To Collect Personal Health Data On Millions Of Americans: Report

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Google is reportedly partnering with Ascension, the second-largest health care system in the U.S., to collect health data on millions of Americans, according to people familiar with the matter. The partnership with Ascension to collect health data is part of a secret project by the tech giant called “Project Nightingale,” The Wall Street Journal reported citing those familiar with the ...

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Google Considers Political Ad Policy Change As Democrats Worry About Potential Backlash

Google and Facebook are considering a change to their political ad policies that would alter micro-targeting, a form of advertising that allows organizations to tailor advertisements for specific groups. Google might change political ad policies related to what type of audiences ad buyers can target on the company’s platform, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing employees who are familiar ...

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Google Says It ‘Mistakenly Disapproved’ A Conservative Think Tank’s Video About Climate Change

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Google said it mistakenly disapproved a video advertisement about radical climate-change ideals by Capital Research Center. “This ad was mistakenly disapproved because it linked to an article about the terrorist Ted Kacyzinski,” a Google spokesperson told the Daily Caller News Foundation. CRC President Scott Walter told the DCNF that a Google representative originally told him a video that is critical ...

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Trump Administration Burns Google Before Supreme Court In Copyright Dispute

The Trump administration is urging the Supreme Court to stay out of a years-long copyright dispute between tech giants Google and Oracle.  Oracle says Google impermissibly copied its computer code to build its Android operation system, which services over 2 billion smartphones.  Google is facing a damages award that could total $8 billion. The Trump administration urged the Supreme Court ...

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Texas AG Ken Paxton Leads The Way On Google Antitrust Investigation: ‘It’s Creating National Interest’

A total of 50 attorneys general from across the U.S. have signed onto a probe into Google and its potential to stifle market competition. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who is leading the investigation, told the Daily Caller News Foundation that the goal of the investigation is to “have an open, fair and free market.” Google responded to the investigation ...

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What Could Go Wrong? Facebook, Twitter, Google, Microsoft Meet With Intel Agencies To Prep For 2020

Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft met with U.S. intelligence in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to discuss plans to avoid the spread of misinformation ahead of 2020. The tech giants met with officials from the FBI, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), and Department of Homeland Security to explore ways to avoid security threats during the next presidential election, ...

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Former Uber Exec Indicted For Allegedly Stealing Trade Secrets From Google

A federal grand jury indicted a former Google executive for allegedly stealing documents from the company that contained troves of information related to the Silicon Valley giant’s self-driving car technology, federal officials noted Tuesday. The indictment alleges that Anthony Levandowski, who abruptly resigned from Google in January 2016, downloaded 14,000 files containing information about Google’s autonomous-vehicle research. He then made ...

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‘Tech Witch Hunt’: Here’s How 20 Or More States Plan To Take On Big Tech

More than 20 states could take on bipartisan efforts to initiate an antitrust investigation into big tech companies. The investigation would focus on companies such as Apple, Google and Facebook to determine whether they pose a threat to the U.S. economy if they grow into monopolies. NetChoice Vice President Carl Szabo called the potential probe a “tech witch hunt,” and ...

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What Could Go Wrong? Trump Admin Considering Using Amazon Echo, Apple Watch to Determine If Citizens Should Own Guns

The Trump administration is considering a proposal that would use Google, Amazon and Apple to collect data on users who exhibit characteristics of mental illness that could lead to violent behavior, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The proposal is part of an initiative to create Health Advanced Research Projects Agency or HARPA, which would be located inside the Health and ...

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Did Google Purposefully Manipulate Votes To Help Hillary Clinton In 2016 Election?

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President Donald Trump said Monday that Google manipulated votes in 2016 to help former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ahead of the 2016 presidential election, but his claim appears to be an exaggeration of a 2017 research paper. “Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election! This was put ...

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Russia Warns Google Not To Advertise Videos Of ‘Illegal’ Political Protests

Russia warned Google in a Sunday letter not to advertise videos of what was reportedly the country’s biggest political protest in eight years. The letter came a day after over a thousand protesters took to the streets of Moscow on Saturday calling for free and fair local elections; 311 people were arrested. Russia’s state communications watchdog, Roscomnadzor, asked Google on ...

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