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url-shortening

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Shorten, track URLs on Android with Google URL Shortener

Google has released an Android app to help you shorten URLs and provide insight as to who is clicking your links.

By March 4, 2014

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Use URL Uncover to check if a shortened link is safe

The Web is a scary place where shortened links can take you to the darkest corner of the Internet.

By August 13, 2013

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Digg: New URL-shortening system is here to stay

Digg's new URL structure is here to stay, though shortened Digg links made before the change will behave as they once did--leading straight to the source.

By July 21, 2009

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Reveal shortened URLs with Unshorten.it

Shortening Web addresses makes sense for Twitter and other cramped media forms, but they carry hidden risks. Unshorten.it is a Web site that reveals the full link and offers safety suggestions.

By May 18, 2012

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'Sex-positive URL shortener' Vbly launches

Launch of a new link shortening service shines a light on shortener policies.

By August 19, 2009

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First the Libyans shoot Doc Brown, now they close the vb.ly URL shortener

It was 25 years ago, but we've never forgiven the Libyans for shooting Doc Brown. Now, it seems, they're trying to take away our short URLs too. Muchos sadface.

By October 7, 2010

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Libyan legal issue takes down URL shortener

Vb.ly, an URL shortener that didn't turn away risque Web addresses, falls victim to a judgment that it violated Libyan law. What's that mean for Bit.ly?

By October 6, 2010

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Google's 'goo.gl' URL shortener open to the public

Google Toolbar users had been able to shorten long Web links with goo.gl, but now anyone can access the service through a new Web site.

By September 30, 2010

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McAfee: Our shortened URLs are safer (podcast)

Security firm McAfee will compete with Bitly, TinyURL, and others with its own URL-shortening service, which scans a shortened link's destination for malware when clicked on.

By September 21, 2010

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Twitter tests its own URL shortener

The microblogging service plans to wrap and abbreviate all links shared on the site in the same way other URL-shortening services such as Bit.ly do.

By June 8, 2010