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Chrome 71 to Start Showing Warning Alerts on Unclear Billing Websites

Chrome 71 to Start Showing Warning Alerts on Unclear Billing Websites

While Android security is generally much tighter than it is on Windows, despite both platforms being quite prevalent, that doesn't stop sketchy mobile developers from trying new and interesting ways to fraudulently separate you from your hard-earned money. Google will notify webmasters when their sites are falling short of its standards so they can fix up their site and make charges clear, but until they comply with best practices, they will have to live with Google treating them as a potentially malicious site.

UPDATED Google is planning to roll out tougher sanctions against websites featuring deceptive content with the release of Chrome 71, an upcoming edition of its browser software due out next month. This warning will help unaware users, and the tech giant will offer them with a choice to proceed to the page or go back if they so prefer.

Have you ever received an invoice for a mobile service you never subscribe to?

Google's move comes to crack down on the avalanche of websites that hide billing information that's usually supposed to accompany mobile subscription forms.

What is An Unclear Subscription Page?




The focus appears to be mobile sites, but Google says warnings will appear "on Chrome mobile, Chrome desktop and Android's WebView" if Chrome detects pages that don't provide sufficient billing information. Information should be visible on all types of devices. And three, "Is the fee structure easily understandable?" For example, a gaming website that asks users for their phone details, and the next month's phone bill arrives with subscription charges to the online gaming service that they didn't really subscribe to.

Costs displayed to customers before accepting the terms: It needs to be clear what users will be charged by subscribing.

Google expanded efforts to better protect users this week.

Clearly display billing information: The site should inform users that they will be paying a subscription fee.

This new feature by Google is the latest change to make its Chrome browser more user-friendly.


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