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14Aug/070

Wikipedia anonymous editting tracking FTW

Article over at Wired about an awesome program a guy name Virgil Griffith, a CalTech grad student, made to track down IPs of anonymous posters. It showed wide ranging locations for changes, such as the CIA, Wal Mart, and Diebold:

Some of this appears to be transparently self-interested, either adding positive, press release-like material to entries, or deleting whole swaths of critical material.

Voting-machine company Diebold provides a good example of the latter, with someone at the company's IP address apparently deleting long paragraphs detailing the security industry's concerns over the integrity of their voting machines, and information about the company's CEO's fund-raising for President George Bush.

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