Google Chrome Will Start Blocking Sneaky Website Redirects
Google has announced some changes to the Chrome browser that are aimed at blocking websites that redirect users incorrectly. In a blog post, Google said that one in five reports of feedback in Chrome mentions that users are targeting unwanted content.
Google Chrome will automatically prevent web pages from performing these annoying actions. Chrome will block these redirection attempts and will show this in the info bar.
Another problem that Chrome users often complain about is that when a new link is clicked, it not only opens a new tab but replaces the home page with a new one that is not requested by the user.
Finally, Google will fight more aggressive redirects, such as the buttons that actually forward users to a new page. The same applies to transparent site overlays that lead to many pop-ups or new tabs when the user clicks on the page.
Chrome pop-up blocking will start working in early January. Chrome 64 is currently in pre-beta.
“Similar to how Google Safe Browsing protects users from malicious content, starting in early January Chrome’s pop-up blocker will prevent sites with these types of abusive experiences from opening new windows or tabs. To help site owners prepare for this change, today we’re also launching the Abusive Experiences Report alongside other similar reports in the Google Search Console.
Site owners can use the report to see if any of these abusive experiences have been found on their site and improve their user experience. Otherwise, abusive experiences left unaddressed for 30 days will trigger the prevention of new windows and tabs.
Together, these protections will dramatically improve users’ web browsing experiences while still allowing them access to all that the web has to offer. ” Wrote Ryan Schoen, Product Manager of Chromium. Source: Google Chromiumhttp://gizbrain.com/2017/11/10/chrome-start-blocking-bad-website-redirects/https://i1.wp.com/gizbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Google-ChromeLogo.jpg?fit=1250%2C530https://i1.wp.com/gizbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Google-ChromeLogo.jpg?fit=210%2C89GOOGLETECH NEWSGoogle,Google Chrome,web browserGoogle has announced some changes to the Chrome browser that are aimed at blocking websites that redirect users incorrectly. In a blog post, Google said that one in five reports of feedback in Chrome mentions that users are targeting unwanted content. Google Chrome will automatically prevent web pages from performing...John GreenJohn GreenJohngreen@gizbrain.comContributorJohn Green is a writer at GizBrain.GizBrain - Your Tech Brain