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Dash Two has an url-shortening and sales-tracking service called Flyt, which tracks clicks and sales via ads and media from websites and social platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For six months, Dash Two tracked ticket sales from ...


British Spies Used a URL Shortener to Honeypot Arab Spring Dissidents
A now-defunct free URL shortening service—lurl.me—was set up by GCHQ that enabled social media signals intelligence. Lurl.me was used on Twitter and other social media platforms for the dissemination of pro-revolution messages in the Middle East.

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Twitter Says Bye To Its Stone Age Character Limit Rules, New Update To Arrive Mid-September
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Before, URL's also took up a large part of the 140 character limit. This even led to multiple sites operating just to shorten people's URL's until Twitter eventually added a URL shortening tool inside the platform. Twitter Changes Release Date ...
Twitter finally sets date to grow beyond its 140 character limitThe Next Web
Twitter's new, longer tweets are coming September 19th - The VergeThe Verge
Coming soon: express even more in 140 characters | Twitter BlogsTwitter Blogs
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5 Reasons You Should Stop Shortening URLs
A recent paper by Cornell Tech researcher Vitaly Shmatikov and independent researcher Martin Georgiev demonstrated that shortening URLs can have serious privacy consequences. Because shortened URLs are so short, they are vulnerable to brute-force ...
Shortened URLs Make File Sharing Less Secure, Cornell Researchers FindeWeek

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Ars Technica

Guess what? URL shorteners short-circuit cloud security
Ars Technica
When used to share data protected by credentials included in the Web address associated with the content, these services could allow an attacker to gain access to data simply by searching through the entire address space for a URL-shortening service in ...
Researchers Crack Microsoft and Google's Shortened URLs to Spy on PeopleWIRED
URL shorteners may be compromising link securityDigital Trends
URL Shorteners: Convenient But a Potential Security RiskPC Magazine
International Business Times UK -The Stack -The Next Web
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10 Common WordPress Mistakes Agencies and Their Clients Make (and How to Fix Them)
MarTech Advisor
While WordPress is an incredible CMS, mistakes are commonly made - it's only human! But when you're a digital agency or content creator working on WordPress projects, one mistake could have a huge impact on you and your business. Lisa Box, Vice ...

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Delavau Presents Expanded Line of Encore Ingredients at IBIE16 ...
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Delavau's expanded line of Encore ingredients offer shelf-life extension with mold inhibition, clean label solutions, and a consistent, quality eating experience.

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10 links to shorten your links
Link or URL shortening services are nothing new--TinyURL, for example, has been around since January 2002, when site creator Kevin Gilbertson wanted to link directly to newsgroup postings with really long addresses. Indeed, that's the true impetus ...

Naked Security

Google and Microsoft's shortened URLs make it easy to spy on people
Naked Security
Shortened URLs are convenient: they're a whole lot easier to handle than unwieldy strings that email messes up with line breaks when you cut and paste them. But that same brevity also makes URLs from the likes of bit.ly, Google and Microsoft easier to ...
Security Researchers Give You A Good Reason Not To Use Shortened URLsTech Times
Short URLs putting privacy and security at riskSC Magazine UK
Cloud Complications: Short URLs Come With Big ProblemsSecurity Intelligence (blog)
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British spooks used in-house 'lurl.me' URL shortener to track targets and attack hackers
BRITISH INTELLIGENCE established its own URL shortening service in a bid to track activists during the recent-ish 'Arab Spring' and as a way to distribute nasty malware to people they wanted to hack. GCHQ's covert Joint Threat Research Intelligence ...
GCHQ used 'lurl.me' URL shortening service to attack and track targets in the Middle EastComputing
GCHQ used URL tool to monitor Middle East groupsV3.co.uk

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