A \u0022bombshell\u0022 new report from\u0026nbsp;The Wall Street Journal describes a secret project from Google and healthcare giant Ascension to store data on millions of Americans, a move that critics of the tech conglomerate decried as another example of overreach.\u0022When will someone go to jail?\u0022 wondered mathematician and musician\u0026nbsp;David C. Lowery.\u0026nbsp;\u0022That would stop this shit real fast.\u0022when will someone go to Jail? That would stop this shit real fast. Google’s secret “Project Nightingale” gathers personal health data on millions of Americans https://t.co/4gurOtrUw4— David C Lowery (@davidclowery) November 11, 2019According to the\u0026nbsp;Journal, Google and Ascension made the decision last year to collect the data across 21 states in an initiative named \u0022Project Nightingale.\u0022\u0026nbsp;Google in this case is using the data, in part, to design new software, underpinned by advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning, that zeroes in on individual patients to suggest changes to their care. Staffers across\u0026nbsp;Alphabet\u0026nbsp;Inc.,\u0026nbsp;Google\u0026#039;s parent, have access to the patient information, documents show, including some employees of Google Brain, a research science division credited with some of the company\u0026#039;s biggest breakthroughs.The\u0026nbsp;Journal reported that Nightingale\u0026#039;s scope \u0022pertains to lab results, doctor diagnoses and hospitalization records, among other categories, and amounts to a complete health history, including patient names and dates of birth.\u0022Neither patients nor doctors have been notified. At least 150 Google employees already have access to much of the data on tens of millions of patients, according to a person familiar with the matter and documents.The project is legal under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, though some staffers at Ascension are reportedly concerned over the ethics of the collection.