Google's Chrome 71 identifies shady websites and alerts users

Chrome will soon warn you about tricky mobile subscription signups

Chrome will soon warn you about tricky mobile subscription signups

To provide more security, the next Google Chrome update is focused on tackling these sites with shady subscription services. "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".

So, before you become a victim of unwanted charges deduction, Google Chrome will notify you before you subscribe to these dubious mobile pages.

That is, conditions and prices should be clearly itemized and communicated to the user and not hidden by the method of placement of the gray text on a light background or in small print somewhere in the end of the page.

When at this page, you can view interstitials related to SSL, SafeBrowsing, Captive Portal, and Supervised Users.

Starting from Chrome 71, the browser will display a warning to users, any time a page doesn't follow these guidelines.

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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.

Websites showing "abusive advertisements" will soon face the wrath of Google Chrome as it will be blacklisting them for it.

Google said that the billing information must be obvious, cost and fee structures must be spelled out, and the information must be easy to read. 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 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.

These are the kind of websites that ask for users' phone numbers, and then they sign you up without your knowledge for a mobile subscription that is billed via the carrier of users.

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