Google URL shortener goo.gl Launch

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by projectx, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. projectx

    projectx BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2006
    Messages:
    664
    Likes Received:
    743
    Gender:
    Male
    The Google URL Shortener at goo.gl is a service that takes long URLs and squeezes them into fewer characters to make a link easier to share, tweet, or email to friends. http://www.google.com/support/websearch/bin/answer.py?answer=190768
     
  2. Venture

    Venture Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2010
    Messages:
    324
    Likes Received:
    100
    you've always been able to create these via other means but I guess its open the to 'public' now

    here comes 10-20x the abuse lol
     
  3. Knoxgates

    Knoxgates Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2008
    Messages:
    1,266
    Likes Received:
    919
    I would like to stay away from it. Be it google chrome or goo.gl
    Don't know what data they are going to collect with this.

    Last week Mcafee also started a short url service Mcaf.ee
     
  4. projectx

    projectx BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2006
    Messages:
    664
    Likes Received:
    743
    Gender:
    Male
    I agree, bigbrother will collect more and more info. G = BIG BROTHER 2.0
     
  5. ADHD-Dude

    ADHD-Dude Power Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2010
    Messages:
    592
    Likes Received:
    119
    I did some test and it doesn't get the links index if just create a short link or if you open it repetitively, it is just another waste of time

    Google chrome is spyware
     
  6. angelas111

    angelas111 Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    Messages:
    1,641
    Likes Received:
    1,043
    Location:
    ohio
    i sure won't be touching it with a 100 ft pole. g knows too much already!