Slow websites to be labelled by Chrome browser

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Chrome engineers are looking at ways to work out what makes pages load slowly Websites that load slowly because they are poorly coded could soon be flagged by Google’s Chrome browser. Google said it was working on several “speed badging” systems that let visitors know why a page is taking time to show up. The variations include simple text warnings and more subtle signs…

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Project Nightingale: Google accesses trove of US patient data

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Google has access to patient data from thousands of US hospitals thanks to the deal Google has gained access to a huge trove of US patient data – without the need to notify those patients – thanks to a deal with a major health firm. The scheme, dubbed Project Nightingale, was agreed with Ascension, which hopes to develop artificial intelligence tools for doctors. Google…

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Disney+ hit by technical glitches on launch day

Image copyright Cass McCombImage caption Some users eager to log in to Disney+ have been disappointed Disney’s new online streaming service, Disney+, has been hit by technical issues on its first day. There have been many reports on social media about problems accessing the service and some users have shared screenshots of error messages. Disney+ offers a catalogue of Disney films along with exclusive content such as the new…

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