Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

Google Chrome to soon prevent you from unknowingly subscribing to services

Chrome will soon warn you about tricky mobile subscription signups Chrome 71 will warn users about websites with shady phone subscription forms
Kayla Schwartz | 10 November, 2018, 21:19

Webmasters should adhere to Google's new mobile billing charges best practices to avoid having their sites flagged.

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

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.

What is An Unclear Subscription Page?

Several websites let users pay for visiting their website by entering their phone number into a form - which in turn charges the user by adding the fee to their monthly mobile or telephone bill. Information should be visible on all types of devices.

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.

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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.

Sites that fail to meet Google's new requirements will end up with a warning page that Chrome will display before allowing users to sign up or submit any information.

Before accepting terms and conditions, can these users see the full costs?

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.

The worst ones don't even bother informing users that they are being charged by using forms that require you to "enter a phone number to access site". Chrome 71 is expected to arrive by December 2018.

Site owners can use the Abusive Experiences Report in their Google Search Console to see if their site contains any of these abusive experiences they need to correct or remove.

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