Tag Archives: Internet

How Amazon.com cheats just like the porn industry

Today I was made aware of something that’s been pestering the Internet for ages. A trend that the pornography industry started ages ago, and has fooled more than one innocent web user. We all know how easy it is to make typos, both in letters, e-mails and when we enter the web address of the site we want to go to. This of course is really annoying, especially when we’re at work when we try to make this office friendly. So what is this method that so many use to fool innocent Internet users? Well, the technique is as easy as it is in terms ingenious. What companies do, is that they register a domain name with very similar spelling to a popular web site. For instance, it might be gooogle.com, googel.com, gogle.com etc. All possible misspellings of the word Google, that might get you to a site you didn’t ask for. So what happens when you misspell the domain name? Well, you’re taken to a page which in effect redirects your request to another site. This is something that porn industry has done for ages, and has gained them millions upon millions of unjustified hits.


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Yellow patch cable

After the IRC operators on Undernet had a singing competition the other night, I felt compelled to write a song myself based on a ever popular The Beatles song. So here goes. On the network where I was born Lived a man who surfed the net And he told of us of his life, In […]

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The fight against online piracy

Piracy has always been a problem for software publishers and game makers, but over the years other parties has been struck with the same problem. We have the music industry fighting the spread of illegally copied music with formats such as MP3, WMA and OGG. One of the organizations fighting this battle is RIAA, the […]

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