Is this for real?

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Escalader, Aug 19, 2007.

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  1. Escalader

    Escalader Registered Member

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    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/0708...gy_us_internet_spy_religion_company_wikipedia

    I'm not that big on conspiracy stories, does it seem possible he could detect sources of edits? surely it/they can't be so stupid as to leave their tracks behind them if they did edit?:doubt:

    Well, after thinking more on this it seems anybody can update anything so the wikipedia can be and has been "modified" to reflect the "tilt" of editors in the past.
     
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  2. Climenole

    Climenole Look 'n' Stop Expert

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    Hi Escalader :)

    Yes: stupid like this... There's also some cases in Canada. A Montreal city official biography was modified by someone to discredit him... The funny thing here: it was done from a PC in the IP range of the City Administration... :rolleyes:

    Wikipedia founders believed that anybodies are equal in term of knowledge and objectivity: this is an utopia.

    If Wikipedia is serious with the accuracy of the information spreaded in their pages they have to revised this policy.

    They have to have a board of reviser before approving any new article or article modification like in the scientific magazine like "Nature" ...

    CIA and Vatican and many other modified Wikipedia pages? This is the Wikipedia politic: anybody can edit this "encyclopedia", that's include CIA, Vatican and any other (including liars...)

    The only difference here is between stupid liars leaving their tracks and the others... all the others...

    :D
     
  3. acknsyn

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    Wikipedia has huge dump files that anyone can download. I suppose the files log IP addresses as well but how they match the IP to certain secret organization is probably guessing. Suppose one looks at a phone log, you cant be sure unless you have a recorded conversation to know who actually used the phone.
     
  4. Escalader

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    Well, very interesting! I agree 100% with your points.

    It proves AGAIN the need to verify all data from any source before acting on it. Only after a verification can one call it information. Only information should be used for decision making. This principle if followed eliminates the effects of FUD or bias on the internet be it from this Wikipedia or in a forum.
     
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    The validity of Wikipedia information was on the news today. One of the site administrators said that they are going to track the IP addresses of who posts information on the site.
     
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