Google Releases Health Service Details

Google Inc. will not use advertising to support its new Internet health service, CEO Eric Schmidt said Thursday in the search company’s first detailed public comments about a venture raising concerns among privacy advocates.

Schmidt said the service was merely a platform for users to store their medical information. It will be an open system inviting third parties to build direct-to-consumer services like medication tables or immunization reminders. But Schmidt emphasized no data would be shared without the consumer’s consent.

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