Wikipedia told to help track ‘blackmailer’

 London judge has ordered online encyclopedia Wikipedia to reveal the identity of one of its contributors after a mother and child pleaded for help in tracking down an alleged blackmailer. Mr Justice Tugendhat ordered Wikipedia’s mother company, US-based Wikimedia Foundation Inc, to disclose the electronic address of one of its registered users.

The mother had received anonymous letters threatening to disclose details of her business life and “sensitive” information had been revealed on the website. The High Court judgment also sealed the files so that the woman’s identity remains unknown


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