Adam Spotton
Adam is the mad scientist and the original creator behind Webshrinker, with a deep-rooted passion for machine learning.
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Adam Spotton
Scam Websites: Uncovering Hundreds of Scam Dog Breeder Domains
December 28, 2020

Scam websites are everywhere, unfortunately for all of us. But finding just one bad site can help uncover hundreds. Here’s one case where that happened.

Enhanced automated deceptive and phishing site detection
October 16, 2018

Today we are pleased to announce a welcome enhancement to the Website Category API which boosts our deceptive and phishing site detection! The initial “deceptive” category was released back in March of 2018 and is actively being used to protect users from zero-day phishing attacks. This latest update adds a new layer of protection against…

Hosts API updated for July and August
September 5, 2018

The latest domain name and IP address data for July and August 2018 is now live. If you are already using the Hosts API, no additional changes are needed to start using the latest data. New queries will use this data automatically. While some of the Web Shrinker APIs have data that is updated in...

Access backlink and outbound hyperlink data for any site
November 2, 2017

When we first started crawling and analyzing sites, right away users were asking about the different types of APIs we could offer based on the data we collect. One of the most frequently requested services was for accessing the backlinks for websites. Today I’m happy to announce that’s exactly what we’re releasing: an easy to…

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