Google Makes $500m a Year on Typos (Slashdot)

holy_calamity writes "New Scientist reports on an analysis by Harvard researchers that suggests Google rakes in half a billion dollars annually from advertising that appears on typosquatting domains. They estimate that 60 per cent of typosquatting pages use Google ads, but the advertising giant declined...

Measuring Typosquatting Perpetrators and Funders (CircleID)

Co-authored by Tyler Moore , at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Benjamin Edelman , at Harvard Business School. For more than a decade, aggressive website registrants have been engaged in 'typosquatting'—the intentional registration of misspellings of popular website addresses....