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Web of Trust wins About.com 2012 Readers' Choice Award for Best Privacy / Security Add-on Category

New York, March 30, 2012

WOT Services Ltd. today announced that the community-powered safe surfing tool Web of Trust (WOT) has been selected as the About.com 2012 Readers' Choice Award for Best Privacy / Security Add-on. Now in its fifth year, the About.com Readers' Choice Awards honor the best products, features and services across more than a dozen categories, ranging from technology to hobbies to parenting and more, as selected by its readers.

"This year's Readers' Choice Awards program had a record number of nominations submitted across dozens of categories and featured hundreds of finalists," said Margot Weiss, managing editor, About.com. "We are thankful to all our readers for their participation and congratulate WOT on their success."

WOT is a free browser add-on that uses authentic user experiences to help web users find reliable websites. Based on ratings from a fast growing community of 35 million users, WOT’s intuitive traffic light style icons show which websites are trusted in terms of trustworthiness, vendor reliability, privacy and child safety. Information from selected technical sources is also used.

“The Reader’s Choice award is a great recognition to the work of our worldwide community that boosts trust on the web. We thank all who supported us by casting their vote,“ says Vesa Perälä, CEO of WOT Services Ltd.

To view the Best Privacy / Security award and all award winners, please visit http://awards.about.com.

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About WOT Services Ltd.

Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, WOT Services Ltd promotes and develops the safe surfing browser add-on Web of Trust (WOT) and provides a unique database of websites’ reputations. With 35 million users and 36 million rated sites, WOT is the world’s leading community-powered safe surfing tool. The add-on works with Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari and is a free download from www.mywot.com.

About The About Group

The About Group comprises the Web sites About.com, ConsumerSearch.com and CalorieCount.com. About.com is a valuable platform for content that helps users solve the large and small needs of everyday life. ConsumerSearch.com analyzes expert and user-generated consumer product reviews and recommends the best products to purchase based on the findings. CalorieCount.com is an online resource that helps users solve the everyday challenges of losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle.

The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading global, multimedia news and information company with 2011 revenues of $2.3 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYTimes.com, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, About.com and related properties. The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.