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Comment Re:When is Wikipedia going to block hovering edito (Score 1) 142

Usually when people come into conflict with the regular editors its because the editor has found genuine fault with the edits. Usually the underlying problem is that they are pushing an agenda. For example there are many global warming deniers who try to edit, and claim they are providing "factual evidence" to backup their edits. But they are not. Wikipedia rightly concentrates on consensus science and covers denier stuff in "controversy" sections and articles.

Comment Re:So what? (Score 1) 142

Most people do. Encyclopaedia Britannica is no longer published in physical form, and does anyone much use the online version?

Despite the possibility of abuse, Wikipedia was a better encyclopaedia than the best physical encyclopaedia. It's vast coverage and constant editing as new things come to light, outweighs it's flaws.


Smartphone Malware Planted In Popular Apps Pre-sale 42

An anonymous reader writes with news from The Stack that makes it a little harder to scoff at malware on phones as being largely the fruit of dodgy sideloaded software, game cracks, et cetera. They report that even phones marketed as brand new, from well-known brands like Lenovo and Xiaomi, have been tampered with and "infected prior to sale with intelligent malware disguised in popular apps such as Facebook." (To U.S. buyers, those makers may be slightly obscure as cellphone vendors; the scheme this article addresses involves handsets sold by vendors in Europe and Asia, involving more than 20 different handset types.)

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