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Diebold, Disney, Many Others Caught Editing Wikipedia Entries In Their Favor

from the no-socker-there dept

This will probably come as a surprise to absolutely no one, but a new Wikipedia scanner service is matching the IP address of Wikipedia edits to the organizations the IPs are associated with -- and it's turning up some interesting matches. For example, there's the person coming from a Diebold IP who deleted paragraphs and paragraphs of Wikipedia content that highlighted Diebold's ongoing security problems. Then there's the Disney employee who tried to pull a link to Cory Doctorow's speech on why DRM is bad for business from the DRM entry. Wired is actually keeping a running tally of some of the most interesting edits. Now, before people use this as more evidence as to Wikipedia's trust problems, it doesn't look like those edits did much damage, as they were quickly changed back to the more appropriate entries by those watching out for vandalism.

Filed Under: wikipedia
Companies: diebold, disney, wikipedia


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  1. identicon
    CoJeff, 14 Aug 2007 @ 3:44pm

    Yeah right

    "Consumers of hardware and media voluntarily and knowingly agree to the grant of limited use of the content exhibited using thier physical media."

    Why would anyone be happy that their shinny new mp3 player won't play cause the tune was bought from some other download stote. Also where did we voluntarily have our technology locked down? Where on the CD or mp3 player does it have this license agreement?

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