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I unintentionally analyzed El Reg members browser types

I tried posting a web link to ViruTotal results in a comment on another thread but the URL was too long and kept getting cut off.

I created a shortened URL using the first URL shortening service that popped up which happened to be Googles URL shortener.

Apparently Google's URL shortener has an "analytic" function which shows the browsers used by anyone that viewed my shortened link to VirusTotal and it appears that the majority of El Reg users use Windows computers running Chrome browsers.

(Of course it was a very small sample of users and maybe only Windows users running Chrome blindly click on shortened links?)

https://goo.gl/?authed=1#analytics/goo.gl/w38UBr/all_time

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