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Wikipedia Hacking

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Good NPR story about Wikipedia today.

… Virgil Griffith, a California Institute of Technology grad student created a database called the Wikipedia Scanner, a search tool that traces the comments and edits on Wikipedia entries back to their source IP address. The once-anonymous writers behind the entries are no longer quite so anonymous.


Someone at the voting machine company Diebold apparently deleted long paragraphs detailing concerns over the integrity of the company’s voting machines.

Someone at Dow Chemical Co. eliminated negative passages about environmental disasters involving the company.

Posted by Leslie, August 17th, 2007

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