#1 By: Cory Doctorow, August 6th, 2013 12:27
#2 By: fuzzyfuzzyfungus, August 6th, 2013 12:48
That IP has a weird edit history.
'Circle K International'
'The Five People You Meet in Heaven'
'Donald E. Graham'
'Ruger Super Redhawk'
Is this one person with...eclectic...interests and a sense of nationalist butthurt or does the IP float around between ancient middle-east enthusiasts, followers of pop-schlock inspirational literature, and gun enthusiasts?
#3 By: Boundegar, August 6th, 2013 12:51
The IP block is probably common to the whole Senate, or at least one office building. Let's hope this was just some low-level intern having a lark and not, say, Mitch McConnell.
I saw this story a few days ago and wanted to share it with you guys, but I had no idea how to do that.
#4 By: Frank_Xavior, August 6th, 2013 13:31
#5 By: seyo, August 6th, 2013 13:38
Whoever this user is, they are also into guns. They edited this page too:
#6 By: fluffitfluffit, August 6th, 2013 14:24
so now we're tracking down and outing people who make wiki edits which upset the cool kids?
#7 By: lasermike026, August 6th, 2013 14:26
He or she should of used Tor.
#8 By: Lion, August 6th, 2013 14:29
Then only the NSA would know who it was.
#9 By: David Emigh, August 6th, 2013 14:31
Contrary to what the RCIAA would like for us to think, an IP address =/= a person.
#10 By: Deuce Daily, August 6th, 2013 14:35
So, I'm the first to say that it's sketchy at best, so I'll keep the specifics out and you can google it yourself...
A quick google of "184.108.40.206" comes up with http://www.verifyphone.com/phone-lookup-reviews/xxx-xxx-xxxx. This lists the phone number as having been looked up by that ip address. A search of the owner's name is quickly associated with what seems to be a relative's name who happens to be a congressional page (http://www.legistorm.com/person/bio/xxxxxx/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.h...). Pretty easy to see from there which office she works for. Of course, who knows how many people share that ip.
#11 By: fluffitfluffit, August 6th, 2013 14:36
are you suggesting that the edit was made by a committee of people, using a LAN-full of computers sitting behind a router in the Senate IP block ?
#12 By: lasermike026, August 6th, 2013 14:42
Disinformation? Sock puppet? I don't know.
I suppose it is theoretically possible. The NSA would have to monitor the entire internet and all their clocks would have to be correct. It's more likely that we are dealing with game theory here. Tor worked for Snowden.
#13 By: Lion, August 6th, 2013 15:17
Did it? Police were knocking on his door within hours of Greenwald's article, before he ever released his name.
#14 By: Boundegar, August 6th, 2013 15:19
Excellent trolling. My hat's off to you!
#15 By: mstep, August 6th, 2013 15:31
And in other news, Congress' approval rating was 15% in July...
#16 By: lasermike026, August 6th, 2013 15:40
Ummm, I don't think you're correct. Snowden sent him an email in the clear.
Either way, I'm not playing. Filtered.
#17 By: Lion, August 6th, 2013 16:03
You're not playing
I'm pointing out the fact that other articles here quite recently said that the NSA has TOR infiltrated.
#18 By: Deuce Daily, August 6th, 2013 17:11
Even if it was an intern it's indicative of a general failing in congressional culture. Bullshit rolls down hill my friend.
#19 By: billstewart, August 6th, 2013 19:42
He or she might have been using Tor. Do we know that there isn't a Tor node running at the Senate IP address?
#20 By: gilbert wham, August 6th, 2013 19:52
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