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. "Overall -- especially for noncontroversial topics -- Wikipedia seems to work," Griffith told LinuxInsider.
The Word From Wales A Reasonable Assumption More to Come. Les auteurs d'interventions pirates sur Wikipédia démasqués. The Editors: Wikipedia edit. 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... What about people inside the BBC? This was an irritating oversight. Some of you have written to complain, others have given the issue a significant airing online (see here, here and here) and beyond. I still think it was a good piece to write, but we should have asked the question about ourselves - and reflected it in the report - before it was published.
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 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.
Other, more innocuous, changes include tweaks to celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey. 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. WikiScanner.