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It’s no mystery that Google is a powerful force.  Just how powerful has yet to be determined- But if the latest Google experiment is any indicator, you ought to be a bit nervous the next time you go to look something up on your favorite search engine.

From Drudge:

GOOGLE will launch a new tool that will help federal officials "track sickness".

"Flu Trends" uses search terms that people put into the web giant to figure out where influenza is heating up, and will notify the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in real time!

Hey Google, if you’re out there and we know you are, read this

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