Thursday, August 16, 2007

CIA, FBI write history on ... Wikipidia!!

There are news that don't need any comments!!!


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.

WikiScanner revealed that CIA computers were used to edit an entry on the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. A graphic on casualties was edited to add that many figures were estimated and were not broken down by class.

Another entry on former CIA chief William Colby was edited by CIA computers to expand his career history and discuss the merits of a Vietnam War rural pacification program that he headed.

Aerial and satellite images of the U.S. prison for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were removed using a computer traced to the FBI, WikiScanner showed.
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4 comments:

elgreco said...

juste un petit Bonjour!

Bonsoir!!

Téméraire V5.0 said...

C'est normal, ils savent même ce qu'il y a dans nos PC.
Tiens, suis-je moi-même paranoiaque ::))

kmr said...

salut, ca te dirait de laisser un petit coment sur mon blog? ca me ferait plaisir
http://kmrsworld.blogspot.com/2007/08/mon-premier-post.html

merci d'avance. bye

FBI said...

It's wrong of course !