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Submission + - Facebook sent doctor on secret mission to ask hospitals to share patient data (cnbc.com)

NichardRixon writes: According to a story by Christina Farr on the CNBC website,
" Facebook was in talks with top hospitals and other medical groups as recently as last month about a proposal to share data about the social networks of their most vulnerable patients.
  " The idea was to build profiles of people that included their medical conditions, information that health systems have, as well as social and economic factors gleaned from Facebook.
  " Facebook said the project is on hiatus so it can focus on "other important work, including doing a better job of protecting people's data."

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Facebook sent doctor on secret mission to ask hospitals to share patient data

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