Google Trends Hottrends (Hot Trends) truncated to 40?

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Interesting – it looks as though Google may be limiting the number of results in their hottrends search page to just 40 now from the 100 that they used to. I’m not very surprised really…. in the last few weeks I’ve been using the hottrends to see which rogue antivirus was the biggest pain in [...] More Rogue Security Software on the horizon?

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

To follow up the last post about watching google hot trends…. I noticed an unusual search in the trends for It currently seems to redirect to a site talking about rogue antivirus removal so it might not be anything, but the related searches for virus doctor, virus doctor removal, windows pc defender removal make [...]

Hot Trends – spotting the upcoming searchs and tomorrows news today

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

The internet is an amazing place you can learn about most anything from carbon nanotubes stopping bullets to a duvet cover. In the last few weeks I’ve learned a few things over at Google’s hot trends page. Basically, about once an hour there is an autogenerated list of the top 100 things people are searching [...]

Google press day announcements…

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

It looks as though Google has made a bit of a splash with four product announcements today. Nothing being EXACTLY as forecast it is a bit interesting…. First there is Google Coop where it looks as though people in specific fields can help suggest, review and refine results (like a directory), then users subscribe to [...]

More Fake security sites

Friday, January 6th, 2006

More sites that claim to be windows security center or the like are popping up… a list: securitycaution(dot)com dnserror404(dot)com todaywarnings(dot)com updatesystempage(dot)com yoursecuritysystem(dot)com From sunbeltblog.    Send article as PDF   

Takedown phishing sites

Friday, December 16th, 2005

Sunbeltblog has a good post on a group that helps “take bad guys out”. The Internet Crime Provention and Control Institute (Link expired). Basically, they will take submissions of complaints and assist in getting sites taken down. A good example would be phishing sites, maybe servers hosting illegal content, stolen information, etc. etc. Or, perhaps [...]


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