Thursday, 15 November 2018

Google takeover of NHS-linked health app is 'totally unacceptable'

Google takeover of NHS-linked health app is 'totally unacceptable' Privacy campaigners have raised fears for patient data following Google’s takeover of a health app used in NHS hospitals.

London-based AI firm DeepMind said its Streams app will be subsumed by the technology giant in a move that one expert described as “totally unacceptable” and a betrayal to patient’s privacy.

DeepMind, which is owned by Google but has operated the app independently until now, justified the decision in a blog post explaining how Google would allow the app to scale in a way that would not be possible by itself. The Independent

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