Published: Fri, November 09, 2018
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Chrome to ad-block entire website with abusive advertisements

Chrome to ad-block entire website with abusive advertisements

The Chrome 71 update is an extension of it, aiming to stop forced redirections, as it will simply determine if a website contains "abusive" ad content.

So now Chrome 71 will block all ads appearing on sites that persistently show misleading ads. Google is taking a big step against websites that redirect users using pop-up ads. 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. If site owners fail to address complaints presented through the Abusive Experiences tool, Google will deny the site ads and the revenue that comes with them.

Users will be able to turn off this filter to make the ads return to them, but they'll remain blocked at default otherwise.

Much more problematic is when these abusive ads lead directly to phishing attempts, tech support scams or flat-out malware. Site owners will have a 30-day window to fix experiences flagged by the report before Chrome removes ads.

An upcoming version of the browser will block *ALL a href="" *Should You Buy Google's New Pixel Phones? He explains that Chrome had already implemented countermeasures for "abusive experiences": auto-redirects, fake cursors, phony error messages such as "Your computer is INFECTED!" and so forth.

Google didn't go into detail as to why the previous attempt to block the invasive ads didn't work. This includes points on the page that are transparent or non-visible yet open an unexpected ad when clicked.

Following its own internal investigations into abusive web practices, Google claims to have identified the tactics used.

The company can do this via Chrome, the world's most popular internet browser.

In a blog post, Google said it had tried to protect users against ads that were "designed to intentionally mislead and trick users", but the protections weren't good enough.

As such experiences were becoming a commonplace with 1 in 5 feedback reports apparently mentioning some form of user-hostile content.

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