Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 16 August 2007 13:04

Wikipedia edited by CIA

Written by Nedim Hadzic

wikipedia.gif

Besides Vatican, Democrats, Microsoft, etc.

 

An online tool created by Virgil Griffith of the California Institute of Technology to scan and trace Wikipedia edits has made a couple of intriguing discoveries.

Apparently, some CIA employees made edits to the wikipages of Iran's president, former CIA chief Porter Goss and celebrities like Oprah Winfrey.

Furthermore, a computer owned by the US Democratic Party has been used to alter the site of Rush Limbaugh, a right wing talk show host. The changes featured some heavy words such as „racist“, „bigot“ and „idiot“, whereas „Most of them are legaly retarded“ stands as an entry depicting his audience.

However, most impressive entry editing, at least to me, came from Vatican, as they used their computers to remove some incriminating links on Gerry Adams' wikipedia entry. Gerry Adams is the leader of Sinn Fein, the Irish republican party, and is allegedly connected to a double murder in 1971, as the incriminating links have stated until they were deleted.

Also, earlier this year Microsoft was caught offering money to people for polishing the entries about the company. The list goes on, and it includes US Congress, Democrat representatives, and more. Wikkid isn't it?

Maybe the same guys in black trenchcoats with tech day jobs deleted Fudzilla too. We're looking for a new Deep Throat to help out in our Fudzillagate investigation.

More here.

Last modified on Thursday, 16 August 2007 13:29

Nedim Hadzic

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments