Google Releases Chrome 71 With Abusive Ad Filter & Audio Blocker

The search giant, of course, Google has rolled out the Chrome 71 update for all Windows, Mac and Linux users. If you’re yet to receive this update, simply open your Chrome browser and navigate » Click on the “three dot menu” in the top-right corner in the browser » click Help from the list » then About Google Chrome. Chrome will automatically check for new updates and install them.

Google Chrome 71 With Abusive Ad Filter & Audio Blocker

As we already discussed in a previous article, Google Chrome 71 comes with tons of new security features to improve user experience across the web.

Just as promised, Chrome 71 will now block all abusive ads on the Internet. These include; fake messages, unexpected click areas, misleading site behavior, phishing, auto-redirects, mouse pointers, ads with missing or misleading branding and much more.

Once a content has been reported on the Abusive experience report, offenders would be given a 30-days grace to remove malicious content from their website, failing to do such would result in removal of all ads from the website.

Chrome 71 With Abusive Ad Filter & Audio Blocker


Another interesting security feature is, Google will start showing a warning for Web pages that request mobile number subscription (deceiving mobile subscription forms) in other to proceed to the next page on their site. These are websites that charge a user with a mobile subscription without their consent on they subscribe.

Many of you might have come across a website that auto-runs synthesized audio speech. Earlier, many developers abused the Speech Synthesis API in the form of tech scams. With Google Chrome 71, developers will have to include user interaction to add this accessibility API.

With the Chrome 71 update, Google has also fixed at least 43 security issues, you can read the full changelog from here.

So, what do you think about the new chrome update? Tell us in the comment section and don’t forget to subscribe.

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