Google's Chrome 71 identifies shady websites and alerts users

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Chrome will soon warn you about tricky mobile subscription signups

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TechCrunch announced that the new feature would become available on desktop and mobile and in Android's WebView. You also don't know that whether your browser is going to protect you from such bad side of the internet or not but, Google thought about your well being and is going to completely change that.

It's not immediately clear in this example that the user will be charged after subscribing to the site with their phone number.

There are several websites that often bill users unexpectedly, without any fair warning or information about certain subscriptions that are added without the users' knowledge. Surprising charges that come from unclear communication are a poor user experience.

Google is working hard on improving the end user experience of Chrome users, and it is planning to block abusive ads on pages starting with Chrome 71. "Users will be offered the choice to proceed to the page or go back if they were unaware that they were entering a billing page", states the blog post.

Once users encounter these kinds of websites, a warning page will appear.

Before accepting terms and conditions, can these users see the full costs? Google also failed to tell parents that entering the password would then open a 30-minute window during which children could make unlimited charges without authorization, according to the FTC. It would be impractical for them to manually evaluate all the web pages that need to conform. The company will be punishing the websites that are repeat offenders as apart of Chrome browser version 71 that is due to arrive in December this year.

Google's definition of abusive experience includes phising, fake messages, actions that auto-direct with no user action, and any unexpected areas for click-bait.

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