Tiny URLs like “http://bit.ly/e0Mw9w” are short and convenient to use, however they often mask the true origin as well.

PowerShell can uncover tiny URLs by finding their true target:

$url = "http://bit.ly/e0Mw9w"

$request = [System.Net.WebRequest]::Create($url)
$trueUrl = $response.GetResponseHeader("Location")
"$url -> $trueUrl"

Here is the result:

http://bit.ly/e0Mw9w -> http://www.leeholmes.com/projects/ps_html5/Invoke-PSHtml5.ps1

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