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Pour Wikipédia, le Wikiscanner est "un outil formidable" Florence Devouard (DR) Florence Devouard, présidente de la fondation Wikimédia, explique à Rue89 pourquoi elle va demander l’adaptation dans d’autres langues du site lancé par l’étudiant américain Virgil Griffith, et revient sur les problèmes de fiabilité de l’encyclopédie en ligne. Au mois de mai, Wikipédia a franchi la barre des sept millions d’articles dans 250 langues. Selon la Française Florence Devouard, élue fin 2006 à la tête de la fondation Wikimédia qui édite l’encyclopédie libre, douze langues dépassent les 100 000 notices, ce qui est « infiniment plus important que n’importe quelle encyclopédie papier ayant existé jusque-là ». La langue anglaise est la plus représentée, suivie de l’allemand et du français, qui pourrait passer au deuxième rang, prévoit la fondation. Pour Wikipédia, le Wikiscanner est "un outil formidable"
Developers: New Tool Outs Would-Be Wikipedia Tricksters Organizations will find it more difficult to promote hidden agendas or play dirty tricks on opponents through bogus entries on Wikipedia, thanks to WikiScanner. The new tool can expose groups behind anonymous edits by looking up their IP addresses. "The cool thing is that the transparency exists to make a tool like this possible," Slashdot.org founder Rob Malda told LinuxInsider. Anonymous Wikipedia editors who seek to alter articles for less-than-honorable purposes can no longer hide behind their cloak of anonymity: A new scanner tool now makes it relatively easy to figure out where they came from. WikiScanner, developed by California Institute of Technology graduate student Virgil Griffith, traces the IP addresses that get stored when anonymous editors make their changes to Wikipedia articles and links them back to the organizations they came from. So, if U.S. Developers: New Tool Outs Would-Be Wikipedia Tricksters
LE MONDE | • Mis à jour le | Par Jean-Marc Manach Un moteur de recherche, le Wikiscanner, lancé le 13 août aux Etats-Unis, permet d'identifier les organismes à l'origine des modifications, effectuées de façon anonyme, sur l'encyclopédie collaborative Wikipédia. Des internautes ont ainsi découvert que des employés de sociétés telles que Fox News, Nestlé, Dell, Coca Cola ou encore Amnesty International avaient expurgé des passages les plus critiques les articles consacrés à leurs employeurs, et qu'Apple et Microsoft avaient mutuellement cherché à pirater leurs pages respectives. Un internaute du FBI avait, pour sa part, effacé des vues aériennes de la prison de Guantanamo, un employé du gouvernement israélien avait qualifié la condamnation du mur de sécurité par le Tribunal de La Haye de "raciste", et un internaute de la chaîne Al-Jazira assimilé Wikipédia à de la "propagande juive". Les auteurs d'interventions pirates sur Wikipédia démasqués Les auteurs d'interventions pirates sur Wikipédia démasqués
There was significant interest in our piece yesterday on the online tool that shows the identity of organisations where employees have changed Wikipedia pages. The focus of the story was changes the CIA had made to pages, but other organisations - including The Vatican, the US Democratic Party and US company Diebold - didn’t escape our attention. Words like glass, house and stones spring to mind, because we weren’t exactly sharp about the other obvious question that springs to mind... The Editors: Wikipedia edit The Editors: Wikipedia edit
Exposed: guess who has been polishing their Wikipedia entries? - Times Online
Technology | Wikipedia 'shows CIA page edits' Technology | Wikipedia 'shows CIA page edits' An online tool that claims to reveal the identity of organisations that edit Wikipedia pages has revealed that the CIA was involved in editing entries. Wikipedia Scanner allegedly shows that workers on the agency's computers made edits to the page of Iran's president. It also purportedly shows that the Vatican has edited entries about Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams. The tool, developed by a US researcher, trawls a list of 34m edits and matches them to the net address of the editor.
Wikipedia Scanner outs Vatican, CIA New Wiki program tracks and shows edits CIA made changes to Iran President's entry CIA claims "vital mission to protect US" The CIA has been accused of editing entries on the interactive encyclopedia Wikipedia. Wikipedia Scanner, an online tool, allegedly shows that workers on the agency's computers edited the page of Iran's president, the BBC reported. Wikipedia Scanner outs Vatican, CIA
See Who's Editing Wikipedia - Diebold, the CIA, a Campaign On November 17th, 2005, an anonymous Wikipedia user deleted 15 paragraphs from an article on e-voting machine-vendor Diebold, excising an entire section critical of the company's machines. While anonymous, such changes typically leave behind digital fingerprints offering hints about the contributor, such as the location of the computer used to make the edits. In this case, the changes came from an IP address reserved for the corporate offices of Diebold itself. And it is far from an isolated case. A new data-mining service launched Monday traces millions of Wikipedia entries to their corporate sources, and for the first time puts comprehensive data behind longstanding suspicions of manipulation, which until now have surfaced only piecemeal in investigations of specific allegations. See Who's Editing Wikipedia - Diebold, the CIA, a Campaign
WikiScanner On December 21, 2012, a research group from Fondazione Bruno Kessler (it) released an open-source clone of WikiScanner called WikiWatchdog.[5] Design[edit] The tool's database contained 34,417,493 entries on anonymous edits (those by users who were not logged into Wikipedia) between February 7, 2002 and August 4, 2007.[3] Griffith stated that the database was constructed by compiling the anonymous edits included amongst the monthly public database dumps of Wikipedia. He claimed to have connected the organizations to their IP address with the assistance of the IP2Location, and through comparison had found "187,529 different organizations with at least one anonymous Wikipedia edit. WikiScanner
The reliability of Wikipedia (primarily of the English-language edition), compared to other encyclopedias and more specialized sources, has been assessed in many ways, including statistically, through comparative review, analysis of the historical patterns, and strengths and weaknesses inherent in the editing process unique to Wikipedia.[1] Wikipedia is open to anonymous and collaborative editing, so assessments of its reliability usually include examination of how quickly false or misleading information is removed. An early study conducted by IBM researchers in 2003—two years following Wikipedia's establishment—found that "vandalism is usually repaired extremely quickly—so quickly that most users will never see its effects"[11] and concluded that Wikipedia had "surprisingly effective self-healing capabilities".[12] A 2007 peer-reviewed study stated that "42% of damage is repaired almost immediately... Nonetheless, there are still hundreds of millions of damaged views Reliability of Wikipedia Reliability of Wikipedia
WikiScanner WikiScanner Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. WikiScanner (abréviation de Wikipedia Scanner)[1] permet d'interroger une base de données publique faisant le lien entre des millions de modifications anonymes sur Wikipédia et des organisations susceptibles d’être à l’origine de ces modifications. Le véritable auteur est déterminé grâce à la propriété des adresses IP. Cet outil a été mis au point par Virgil Griffith, un hacker américain, et disponible depuis le 14 août 2007[2].