Facebook backs off its creepy plans to secretly access private medical records and match the data to user profiles



Facebook has been in talks with high profile US hospitals in an attempt to obtain patient data about illnesses and prescriptions.
The project was being led by a Stanford cardiologist called Freddy Abnousi who claims to lead 'top-secret projects' on his LinkedIn. 
The project aimed to build profiles of people that combined their medical conditions - gathered from the hospitals - and their social and economic status - gleaned from their information on Facebook.
According to the company, the goal was to match this medical data and Facebook user data in order to help hospitals work out which... read more

 
6 April 2018 in Science &Technology, Views: 38
Source: Daily Mail
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