Chrome 71 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android released with a boatload of security fixes.
The latest version of Google’s browser comes with 43 security fixes and new features, including several that aim to help users elude security issues.
When visiting pages asking for a user to sign up for mobile-based subscription services, he or she will get a warning about the danger through a pop-up alert.
The warning will be shown if the site administrator failed to clearly explain the fee structure of the service or to provide any information about the subscription at all. Poorly legible or hidden information about the subscription will also trigger the warning.
Google also boosted Chrome’s detection of sites designed to intentionally mislead and trick users into taking action on the web, and will be removing all ads on the sites that still attempt to show harmful or misleading ads.
Another change concerns the Speech Synthesis API: Chrome will not allow sites to “talk” to the user before they interact with the site.
Chrome 71 finalizes Google’s quest to prevent unauthorized inline installations of Chrome extensions. While the option ended up disabled in Chrome 69, the Inline Install API has now been finally removed from the browser.