Safe browsing on the web has been one of the major satisfaction of users in the world, Google has implemented safe browsing. This is a blacklisting technology used to block websites that hosts scams and malware, in chrome for Android.
These blacklisted sites are in a form of a scary red alert on pages preventing users from accessing malicious websites. If you have come across such notice, then you should be happy. Google has actually extended it’s safe browsing technology wings to android platforms.
Google play services has Safe browsing technology embedded into them, commencing with version 8.1 and apps are able use it. Google Chrome for Android is the first do so.
As in the desktop version of Chrome, Safe Browsing protects against websites that are known to host malware, potentially unwanted programs as well as phishing and other scams.
Since Chrome for Android, unlike the desktop version, lacks support for extensions and therefore does not offer an efficient ad-blocking solution, users will hopefully be able to rely on Safe Browsing to weed out deceitful ads and Web pages.
According to Google, implementing Safe Browsing on Android was not easy because mobile data plans have limited bandwidth, especially in some regions of the world. That’s why some decisions had to be made to keep the list of blocked websites up to date and as small as possible when downloaded by devices.
credit : computerworld
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