Website Push Notifications

push notifications

Another name for push notifications is just pushy.

The advent of sites popping up "allow"; this or that.; cookies, browser information, or "click allow”,” for this site to send you notifications", as if conditioning the visitors that auto-response and assumed response are one, has ushered in an uncontrollable juggernaut. When you see the pop up, how long do you consider before you click "allow"? If visitors are conditioned to click "allow" then there will be an avalanche of spam and adware. The more it sticks, the more millions are conditioned to "allow". Implying a level of trust, which was never established. Another product of this influence is all those computers are now receiving "pushes" that should never be seen. This can spread to cooperate and government systems if not nipped in the bud. Take notifications back from sites and end those connections between sites and Microsoft software and let Microsoft take responsibility for all pushed notifications from outside Microsoft software reaching end users systems. Also, it should be much simpler to stop these notifications. The same goes for all the other OS’s that allow this invasion from sites on whatever device is being used.

The ramifications of sites pushing spam, adware, now the notifications are closely tied to the operating system. There is also the risk of making it easier for virus, trojans, and malware to delivery their payload. It is exactly this type of move that results in hacks that bring down networks and opens the door for spy craft, identity theft, and ransomware.

Sites are using cute little grabs to get the clicks to allow. What seems innocent quickly turns into a nightmare for the end -user. Using ominous messages to fool the user into clicking on the notification so sites “get paid” by advertisers. This model will quickly degrade into a wormhole that will be difficult, if not impossible, to control.

by Jim Atkins 'thedosmann'

Memphis Web Programming

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