Jimmy Wales

Spectrum Labs raises $32M for AI-based content moderation that monitors billions of conversations daily for toxicity

Two years into the pandemic, online conversations are for many of us still the primary interactions that we are having every day, and we are collectively having billions of them. But as many of us hav

Watch Edward Snowden launch Global Encryption Day, live today

Marginalized communities, survivors of abuse, politicians, law enforcement — they all use encrypted communications to keep their information safe. But the encryption of the kinds of services you

Jimmy Wales’ Wikitribune to combat fake news with wiki-powered journalism

With fake news continuing to dominate the discussion about the future of the media and role of social networks in spreading it, many in the tech world have tried to come up with ways to fight this new

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales blasts “deranged” companies editing their own pages

In a chat with Guy Kawasaki at South by Southwest, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales spoke out about self-interested parties editing their own pages on the Internet’s collaborative encyclopedia. “C

TechCrunch Davos Coverage Going Live

TechCrunch has arrived at the World Economic Forum in Davos to cover the intersection of technology, innovation and public policy. Watch us today (in just a few short minutes) as we interview luminari

Wikimedia Attacks Europe’s Right To Be Forgotten Ruling As Threat To Its Mission

The Wikimedia Foundation, the not-for-profit organization behind Wikipedia, has strongly condemned the recent right to be forgotten (rtbf) ruling in Europe, warning the requirement to allow private in

Jimmy Wales Blasts Europe’s “Right To Be Forgotten” Ruling As A “Terrible Danger”

Court of Justice that requires Google to consider information removal requests from individuals whose data its search engine has indexed. In comments emailed to TechCrunch, Wales described the ruli

$50 Android Smartphones Are Disrupting Africa Much Faster Than You Think, Says Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales

What phone does Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales have in his pocket? An unlocked Android-powered 3G smartphone, made by Huawei – which was selling for $85 on the streets of Kenya last year and now goes

Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales On British Government Snooping: “Technologically Incompetent”

Don't mess with Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia when it comes to Internet freedom, because he will use harsh words to lash out at you. Today, according to the BBC, Wales had some choice words for the Britis

A Personal Appeal TO Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales

So we meet again Wales ... Yes I know, another holiday season, <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2010/11/22/just-add-wales/">another reason</a> to poke fun at your silly, scopophobia-inducing banner ads

Please Read: A Personal Appeal TO Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales

<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-272037" title="a" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/a.jpg" alt="" /><em><strong>Editor's Note</strong>: This is a guest post by <a href="htt

Chrome Extension Lets You Just Add Jimmy Wales

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/new.png" alt="" />It's the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, Christmas has come early again this year with the release of Jimmy Wales' ann

Jimmy Wales: "If I Had Some Information, The Last Thing I Would Do Is Send It To Wikileaks"

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/jimmy-wales.jpg"> There is definitely some bad blood between Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and <a href="http://wikileaks.org/">Wikileaks</a>,

Jimmy Wales: Fox News Is Wrong, No Shake Up

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/picture-58.png" />Contrary to several reports, <a href="http://www.wikipedia.org/">Wikipedia's</a> Founder <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/

Wikipedia bossman Jimmy Wales splits with lady-friend on her bio page?

I don’t think it’s actually as salacious as it sounds — it’s not as if he just vandalized her Wikipedia page with “ITZ OVER” or something. It’s more like, in resp

Jimbo Wales working to take down Facebook and Google in one swing?

There are a few wars waging on the virtual battlefield of the Internet between all types of services, like that between search engines, or between social networks. Wikipedia has won the battle of open