Chrome will soon warn you about tricky mobile subscription signups

Portable Device Applications

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Google also announced this week that beginning in December, Chrome 71 will remove all ads on the small number of sites with persistent abusive experiences.

Websites showing "abusive advertisements" will soon face the wrath of Google Chrome as it will be blacklisting them for it. Include information about fee amounts and billing frequency; for example, is the fee charged daily, weekly, or monthly?

Google next month will update its Chrome browser with a feature that warns users about possible mobile subscription scams, according to a company blog post. This fee gets attached to your mobile phone bill, so it can be easy to miss - and hard to get your money back if you do.

This warning will be displayed on both desktop and mobile browsers.

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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.

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

In order to make sure that developers who are legitimately using this flow to provide users a subscription will not get caught up in this new system. It would be impractical for them to manually evaluate all the web pages that need to conform. When Google introduced in-app charges to Google Play in 2011, it started billing customers without password requirements or other methods to obtain account holder authorization, the FTC said.

So, once the web pages don't meet up to standards, Chrome 71 will issue a warning. So if you're a high-risk user browsing with such an app, you may want to consider switching back to Chrome until your browser gets this update. Of course, the internet users can turn the filtering off but a majority of them are likely to leave their settings on default causing Google to flag a huge number of ads and affecting the website's revenue.

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