Wikipedia and FBI Computers

CIA, FBI computers used for Wikipedia edits – Yahoo! News


By Randall Mikkelsen
Thu Aug 16, 6:43 PM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) –

People using CIA and FBI computers have edited entries in the online encyclopedia Wikipedia on
topics including the Iraq war and the Guantanamo prison, according to a new tracing program.

The changes may violate Wikipedia’s conflict-of-interest guidelines, a spokeswoman for the site said on Thursday.The program, WikiScanner, was developed by Virgil Griffith of the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico and posted this month on a Web site that was quickly overwhelmed with searches. The program allows users to track the source of computers used to make changes to the popular Internet encyclopedia where anyone can submit and edit entries.

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