Thursday, February 02, 2006

More eek! stories about wikipedia

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So it seems that it's not just non-elected folks who use Wikipedia to trash other people's characters. According to this news story at cnet, Wikipedia has traced a number of malicious comments about politicians to other politicians' IP addresses. In other words, they (or someone on their staff) did it in their offices and thought it was untraceable. Duh. The article points out the irony that these guys are "the same holier-than-thou political climbers tasked with writing laws telling the rest of the country how to behave." More troubling for me is that these are also the legislators that pass laws like the DMCA and other techy laws that they clearly could not understand if they didn't think their IP address was traceable.

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