Dominic Cummings: how the internet knows when you’ve updated your blog

When Dominic Cummings made a public statement to explain why he drove 260 miles to stay with his parents during the coronavirus lockdown, the prime Minister’s chief adviser made an assertion that initially went largely unnoticed: For years, I have warned of the dangers of pandemics. Last year I wrote about the possible threat ofContinue reading “Dominic Cummings: how the internet knows when you’ve updated your blog”

Wikipedia sockpuppetry: linking accounts to real people is pure speculation

You must have heard about the recent accusation of Grant Shapps by the Guardian. Basically, the Guardian claims that Shapps has been editing his own Wikipedia page and “Wikipedia has blocked a user account on suspicions that it is being used by the Conservative party chairman, Grant Shapps, or someone acting on his behalf”. In aContinue reading “Wikipedia sockpuppetry: linking accounts to real people is pure speculation”