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. Le russe et le chinois sont les deux langues qui se développent le plus rapidement, « en dépit du blocage du site en Chine depuis près d’un an et demi ».
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. ManageEngine OpManager, a powerful NMS for monitoring your network, physical & virtual (VMware/ HyperV) servers, apps & other IT devices. Deploy and start monitoring in less than an hour. Trusted by over a million admins worldwide. 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. Les auteurs d'interventions pirates sur Wikipédia démasqués. 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. The Editors: Wikipedia edit. Exposed: guess who has been polishing their Wikipedia entries? - Times Online. 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 is a free online encyclopaedia that can be created and edited by anyone. Most of the edits detected by the scanner correct spelling mistakes or factual inaccuracies in profiles. Mistaken identity On the profile of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the tool indicates that a worker on the CIA network reportedly added the exclamation "Wahhhhhh! " Other changes that have been made are more innocuous, and include tweaks to the profile of former CIA chief Porter Goss and celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey. 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. It also purportedly shows that the Vatican has edited entries about Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams and "massaged" entries on several Catholic Saints. It is believed the Vatican removed a link to newspaper stories alleging Mr Adams's fingerprints and handprints were found on a car used during a double murder in 1971. On the profile of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the tool indicates a worker on the CIA network reportedly added "Wahhhhhh! " “I cannot confirm that the traffic you cite came from agency computers.
WikiScanner. On December 21, 2012, a research group from Fondazione Bruno Kessler (it) released an open-source clone of WikiScanner called WikiWatchdog. Design 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. 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. Reliability of Wikipedia. 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. 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" and concluded that Wikipedia had "surprisingly effective self-healing capabilities". A 2007 peer-reviewed study stated that "42% of damage is repaired almost immediately... Nonetheless, there are still hundreds of millions of damaged views. " Assessments. WikiScanner.