Chrome 71 will display a warning message to users if a site uses shady billing tactics

Starting with the release of Chrome 71 in December, your browser will warn you about sites that might try and bill you without your full knowledge or consent. Specifically, the measures are targeting mobile billing services, where little more than your phone number is needed to place additional charges on your monthly bill. According to Google, millions of Chrome users encounter pages with unclear or insufficient mobile subscription information every month. In order to not get flagged, sites will have to make sure they’re being upfront about any charges that may hit Chrome users. That means making billing information obvious, not trying to obscure it by placing gray text on a white background, for example, and not using a fee structure... Continue reading…

Chrome 71 will display a warning message to users if a site uses shady billing tactics

Specifically, Google is taking aim at sites that use your cell number to hit you with additional fees on your monthly phone bill.

Thu 8 Nov 18 from Techspot

Chrome will soon warn you about tricky mobile subscription signups

Starting in Chrome 71, the browser will serve up warnings to keep you from accidentally signing up for a subscription service. The new protocol will address mobile websites that require ...

Thu 8 Nov 18 from Engadget

Chrome will start warning users if a site might unexpectedly bill them

Starting with the release of Chrome 71 in December, your browser will warn you about sites that might try and bill you without your full knowledge or consent. Specifically, the ...

Thu 8 Nov 18 from The Verge

Chrome adds new security features to stop mobile subscription scams

Google today announced that Chrome will soon get a new feature that aims to stop mobile subscription scams. Those are the kind of sites that ask you for your phone number and that then, unbeknownst ...

Thu 8 Nov 18 from TechCrunch

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