All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Typosquatting’

Twitter, Wikipedia ‘Squatter’ Sites Fined For Posing As Twitter, Wikipedia

Typos happen. They’re inescapable if you use a computer. This is why keyboards come with a Delete key. Given then that typos are expected, it was inevitable that someone out in the internet would find a way to profit from those typing mistakes. Here’s an example: You’ve unwittingly mistyped the name of a website and ended up somewhere that is …

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Google’s Annual Rev. From Typosquatting Put At $497m

Most people regard typos as nuisances, just inconsequential mistakes that cause them to lose a second of time hitting the backspace key.  But for Google, typos may equal big business, as Benjamin Edelman and Tyler Moore have estimated that they make the search giant $497 million per year.

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