See Who's Editing Wikipedia

Wikipedia Scanner -- the brainchild of Cal Tech computation and neural-systems graduate student Virgil Griffith -- offers users a searchable database that ties millions of anonymous Wikipedia edits to organizations where those edits apparently originated, by cross-referencing the edits with data on who owns the associated block of internet IP addresses.

Wikipedia Scanner

Wikipedia Scanner exposes self-edits in online encyclopedia
San Francisco (IDGNS) - A word of caution about editing entries "anonymously" in Wikipedia: a tool has been developed that can show who made the changes.

Virgil Griffith


This is so ridiculous that it's funny:


"Hossein" writes here:
"Then they threatened me not to reveal anything about what they had done or they would sue me!"

Well, that is not correct. He was told:
"If we find a single one of these types of claims, or any other that we deem factually incorrect, in any public arena or disseminated to any third party, our attorney will be directed to immediately draw up papers for service. As there is no possible way for you to show that any of your petulant comments have any shred of fact in them, there is no doubt whatsoever that we would prevail in such a case. We would also seek the full extent of damages available to us, including punitive damages."