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    Google Safe Browsing API blocks sites with fake download buttons

    Most popular browser software will now warn users when they try to access such sites.
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    Re: Google Safe Browsing API blocks sites with fake download buttons

    Very nice Google no wonder you have surpassed APPLE as the worlds most valuable PL company.

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    Re: Google Safe Browsing API blocks sites with fake download buttons

    ^Wow, way to turn this into an Apple bash. Also, it's *Alphabet that surpassed Apple, not Google.

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    Re: Google Safe Browsing API blocks sites with fake download buttons

    Some of Google's adsense ads are not much better with big green "Download" or "Get It Now" buttons and not much else inside the ad space.

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    Re: Google Safe Browsing API blocks sites with fake download buttons

    I think this will help novice users, but I don't think it'll be long before sites find a way around it.

    But for the invalid certificate and stuff like this I'd like the option of a smaller warning - I generally know what I'm doing on the interwebs, and the annoying warnings are more annoying that the problems themselves...

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    Re: Google Safe Browsing API blocks sites with fake download buttons

    Quote Originally Posted by jezza9 View Post
    Some of Google's adsense ads are not much better with big green "Download" or "Get It Now" buttons and not much else inside the ad space.
    Not exactly Googles fault but their policies should be stricter

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    Re: Google Safe Browsing API blocks sites with fake download buttons

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    Not exactly Googles fault but their policies should be stricter
    I would say Google are ultimately responsible for the types of ads coming through their adsense service. Could they ban a website for showing misleading ads if they are coming from adsense? Now that would be interesting!

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