Google has something new again: Warning

Last Update: June 19, 2019

Google Chrome has a new extension called

"Suspicious Site Reporter"

and flags all sites that they believe are suspicious.

It must lead to a "safer internet".

The flag changes color the moment something strange is going on, according to Google.

  • Green is okay
  • Orange is suspicious
  • Red is Hooo Nooo!

You can send info to Google from sites you believe they are not safe, and send screenshots too. Google says that they will warn visitors when an URL is changed, or when there might be phishing pratices on a website. That's not wrong, I think... but sensitive for frauduleus actions

But Google goes one step further

From now on, with every user of this extension in the browser, all websites are flagged orange via this extension if the website is not one of the

5000 most visited websites

Are we all colored for this moment!

I have activated this extension and removed it again, you can do so too and report this extension as abuse!



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Amar-V Premium
open to people who who want to deliberately abuse the system. Google just causing more chaos without thinking, it all about the control, once again.
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Loes Premium
When every website gets this flag, we will get used to it and it will be overlooked by everyone and will lose its value
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marchanna Premium
This is also about Google trying to control content and user choices as if people can't make up their own minds...

If you are one of the top 5000 and they don't like your content, as you say, 'according to google,' politically (or otherwise), they can still flag it as suspicious!

I basically refuse to use Facebook and Twitter because they try to censor viewpoints they don't agree with. Add Pinterest as of late, too.

Yes, I know these are top WA sites for affiliate marketing approaches. It's a conundrum but alternatives are out there.

And yes, big tech can decide on how to flag their content, but this is already sparking competition as there is too much demand from people who don't want these guys telling us what we can or what we should be looking at (else threaten us with blacklisting, on top of that, very nice, Facebook).
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Jason T Premium
Agreed, I think this is their way of supporting their views. Think about all the Fake News that's going to pollute the first few pages of Google.
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marchanna Premium
yeah, but as you can tell I glossed over the 'P........ P....' part as this can get you suspended here at WA if it starts getting discussed along those lines ;)
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Loes Premium
You are so right, they refused to add links from my .siterubix.com lately, what the heck! It was in the past only for my.wealthyaffiliate links.
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SnazzyIT Premium
Oh no, more Google stupidness thanks for the info, maybe I should just stop caring at all...
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Surfdude123 Premium
Works for me Try it.
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SnazzyIT Premium
Haha just might do thanks 😋
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Loes Premium
They do what they want anyway
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Stella741 Premium
Sorry Loes,

Could you explain this in more detail? From what I read here... You have to have an "extension" to be in the green...

What extension, and, where did you pick up this news if you don't mind me asking?

Best Regards,

Stella
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Loes Premium
No, people who have this extension get warnings, the only way to stay in the green is to become an authority and be one of the top 5000 visited websites
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/suspicious-site-reporter/jknemblkbdhdcpllfgbfekkdciegfboi/related
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Helen123 Premium
only 5000 websites are green? There is no hope......
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Loes Premium
Yeb, no hope, but I believe there will be a lot of protests, even WA isn't in this top 5000, and also the best websites with an .nl will be flagged. So Google has to back down
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marchanna Premium
There is hope. There is always hope :) Google is making a bad business decision, which will spark meaningful competition.
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Helen123 Premium
Good to hear!
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