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Trump admin hears plan to use data from Google and Apple to detect mental illness, prevent gun violence

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It was reportedly 'well-received'

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The Trump administration heard a proposal last week to create an agency that would use data from devices like the Apple Watch, Amazon Echo, or Google Home to identify signs of mental illness that could lead to violent behavior, according to the Washington Post.

The proposal comes from the Suzanne Wright Foundation, a nonprofit that advocates for the use of federal resources and private sector tools to develop methods of detecting health problems earlier for more effective treatment.

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