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Google Chrome to block disruptive notifications

Thursday, 30 June 2022

Google Chrome to block disruptive notifications

Feel like you’re being bombarded with things people want you to see while browsing?

Spam

We all know too well the clicking on permissions for cookies, as well as the added permission to receive notifications. Though many of these are harmless, some are spam, and it can be distracting!

This is called the ‘notification spam’ –being annoying to the receivers it is no surprise why Google says it is one of the highest complaint reports to those using Chrome browser.

So, what are Google doing about it?

In October 2020 Google started to expose misleading information to collect permission. It created prompts to educate and give warning to people that the website could potentially contain malicious intent.

This has now advanced to Google revoking a websites permission to send notifications. By taking this step further to identify ‘abusive’ or ‘disruptive’ websites they can also block to request permission.

What is even better is that if you were to mistakenly allow an ill-natured site to send notifications, Chrome can step in to block them.

Though we do not yet know how Google will identify the websites, it will help reduce the spam that comes through. There is not yet a release date for the feature but keep an eye out!

The new feature is thought to strengthen its ‘Developer Terms of Service’ and a way to maintain your Chrome notifications spam-free.

If you’d like any further advice on protecting yourself and your business from spam, get in touch.

Published with permission from Your Tech Updates.

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