Google adds (some) malware and phishing info to Transparency Report

A posting from Naked Security about Google: Google has expanded its Transparency Report data to include stats from their ‘Safe Browsing’ system, which keeps tabs on where malware and phishing sites are hosted.

The data is a little short on definition, but it does give some interesting insights into which hosting providers are doing the worst job of keeping their IP space clean.

The twice-yearly Transparency Report has traditionally covered more politically-sensitive topics – which countries are blocking access to Google services, and who’s been asking Google to provide data on their users (or “product“), or to take stuff down that might be found offensive for some reason, or in breach of copyright.

Some of this stuff is interesting in itself, not least when it very nearly names-and-shames dodgy political and judicial figures trying to abuse their authority and silence their critics.

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