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Chrome will soon warn you about tricky mobile subscription signups

AJ Dellinger
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 visitors to enter their phone number before viewing content. According to Google, millions of people every month stumble upon pages with insufficient mobile subscription information and wind up accidentally signed up for premium texting services and other unwanted plans.