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Google’s Secret ‘Project Nightingale’ Gathers Personal Health Data on Millions of Americans

Google’s Secret ‘Project Nightingale’ Gathers Personal Health Data on Millions of Americans

Google is engaged with one of the U.S.’s largest health-care systems on a project to collect and crunch the detailed personal-health information of millions of people across 21 states.The initiative, code-named “Project Nightingale,” appears to be the biggest effort yet by a Silicon Valley giant to gain a toehold in the health-care industry through the…


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A Jeff Bezos-backed startup just inked a deal with $84 billion biotech Gilead to make drugs for a troubling and increasingly common disease

Pharmaceutical giant Gilead is teaming up with Silicon Valley startup Insitro to develop better drugs for a quietly emerging disease called NASH. Short for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, NASH can lead to liver failure and is estimated to affect some 16 million Americans. Insitro is led by the former chief computing officer of Google life-extension spinoff Calico.…



Microsoft: It would be cruel to stop government agencies using facial recognition software

Microsoft: It would be cruel to stop government agencies using facial recognition software

A top Microsoft executive has said that stopping government agencies from using facial recognition software would be “cruel in its humanitarian effect.” More than 85 human rights groups wrote to Microsoft, Amazon, and Google last month demanding they stop selling facial recognition software to the public sector, fearing it will lead to government surveillance. Business