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Wikipedia edit from government computer added Muslim insult

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Wikipedia edit from government computer added Muslim insult

[quote=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27203371]
]'Spells evil'
The BBC found more than a hundred instances of inappropriate editing, vandalism and deletion made by computers accessing Wikipedia through the two IP addresses known to be used by government machines.
A change made to the entry for "veil" in October 2006 added: "It should be noted that the word Veil, when the letters rearraged [sic], spells evil.
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Re: Wikipedia edit from government computer added Muslim insult

Winds of change...
The written is turning. Wink
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Re: Wikipedia edit from government computer added Muslim insult

if it wasn't for the fact the report indicates the IP could be spoofed and its been going on since at least 2005 would surely indicate that rather than it being a government computer that was used it was something that was being done to appear as legitimate edits, I wouldn't be overly surprised if it was "discovered" someone in a basement flat was responsible for the alterations, of course it seems that since its taken years to make reports about edits in the national press there not going to be able to trace who or what performed them .....
just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you