Reply to post: Why? Just why?

Scammers use Google Maps to skirt link-shortener crackdown

terrythetech
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Why? Just why?

Why do we need link shorteners anyway. Handy if you have to type a URL in by hand but it's a machine that is happy handling long URLs in links. I want to see where the link goes FFS. That and email links where the underlying URL doesn't match the text that looks like a URL. Even UK police do that in their email warnings about scams.

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