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Google's Chrome will soon crack down on sites that trick you into a subscription



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Google wants you to know its Chrome browser is looking out for you.


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You probably do not think too much about whether or not your browser will protect you from the internet, but Google's Chrome is hoping to change that.

Google said it plans to use the web browser, which is used by nearly two-thirds of people on the internet, to crack down on pages that trick people into signing up for subscriptions. Chrome 71 in December, could protect millions of people every year from being scammed, Google said.

The way it sometimes works is a game, for example, wants to ask people to hand over their mobile number in order to play. Then, they use their information to charge them through their carrier, which does not pay attention to their monthly phone bill arrives.

"We want to make sure Chrome users understand when they're going through a billing flow and trust that they'll be able to make informed decisions while they're browsing the web," Google said in a statement.

The move is just the latest change from Chrome to Chrome browser more consumer-friendly. Google's (19459015) Using Chrome to crack down on abusive advertisements like you can not just click away from, effectively cutting off revenue for websites that behave badly.

Google's not the only company that says it's looking out for you. Mozilla's increasingly pushed consumer protections with its Firefox browser, such as by blocking trackers . Apple, as well, said its latest Safari browser released this case " dramatically more difficult for companies to identify and track you." .

In the case of iffy subscriptions, Google wants to change the webpage's screen to show a warning, " The page ahead may try to charge you money. " People could click "go back" or "proceed." Google says it wants to make clear and visible billing information.

To keep from hurting legitimate sites, Google said it plans to notify all sites it warns they have a clear billing process.

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