Google Inc (GOOG): Larry Page says 100,000 lives per year lost because of data-mining fears

Posted Jun 27, 2014

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) CEO Larry Page said that fears of data-mining of healthcare could be costing as many as 100,000 lives per year. Larry Page was recently interviewed by The New York Times where he addressed fears that people have in the collection of personal information. 

?For me, I?m so excited about the possibilities to improve things for people, my worry would be the opposite,” said Page in an interview with The New York Times. “We get so worried about these things that we don?t get the benefits ? Right now we don?t data-mine healthcare data. If we did we?d probably save 100,000 lives next year.”

There were two separate protests at Google I/O. One protest focuses on Google’s ownership of Boston Dynamics, a robotics company which is entangled in obligations to the U.S. military R&D wing called DARPA. The second protest is on Google’s role in the gentrification of San Francisco.

[Source: Guardian UK]