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India summons Wikipedia officials over edits to cricketer’s page

India has summoned executives of Wikipedia after a cricketer’s page on the online encyclopedia was edited with links to a separatist movement. The country’s IT ministry made the order on M

Meta launches Sphere, an AI knowledge tool based on open web content, used initially to verify citations on Wikipedia

Facebook may be infamous for helping to usher in the era of “fake news”, but it’s also tried to find a place for itself in the follow-up: the never-ending battle to combat it. In the

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

Wikipedia now has more than 6 million articles in English

Wikipedia has surpassed a notable milestone today: The English version of the world’s largest online encyclopedia now has more than six million articles. The feat, which comes roughly 19 years after

Wikimedia Foundation expresses deep concerns about India’s proposed intermediary liability rules

Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit group that operates Wikipedia and a number of other projects, has urged the Indian government to rethink the proposed changes to the nation’s intermediary liabili

Wikipedia ban ruled unconstitutional by Turkish court

Two and a half years after being blocked by the Turkish government, Wikipedia appears to have received a reprieve. The country’s constitutional court this week ruled that the April 2017 ban violated

The Wikimedia Foundation taps $2.5M from Craig Newmark to beef up its security

Last week, users around the world found Wikipedia down after the online, crowdsourced encyclopedia became the target of a massive, sustained DDoS attack — one that it is still actively fighting

Wikipedia blames malicious DDoS attack after site goes down across Europe, Middle East

Wikipedia was forced offline in several countries Friday after a cyber attack hit the global encyclopedia. Users across Europe and parts of the Middle East experienced outages shortly before 7pm, BST,

Keyword research in 2019: Modern tactics for growing targeted search traffic

In 2019, it’s estimated that every minute there are 150 new websites coming online. While many of these won’t be long-term ventures, a large percentage will eventually find themselves looking to..

North Korea’s new website and pro rata rights

From Extra Crunch We have published the transcript for Brian Heater’s conference call on robotics. Arman published report reviews on China’s luxury goods and consumer spending as well as on percep

Google.org donates $2 million to Wikipedia’s parent org

Google, as well as many other companies, has long relied on Wikipedia for its content. Now, Google and Google.org are giving back. Google.org President Jacquelline Fuller today announced a $2 million

Internet Archive project helps restore millions of broken Wikipedia links

The web, it turns out, is a fragile place. Companies, governments, educational institutions, individuals and organizations put up and take down sites all the time. The problem is that the web has beco

Amazon donates $1M to Wikimedia

Back in March, we asked the question “Are corporations that use Wikipedia giving back?” The answer was kind of, sort of, with one key exception, noting, “Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Google al

Wikipedia goes dark in Spanish, Italian ahead of key EU vote on copyright

Wikipedia’s Italian and Spanish language versions have temporarily shut off access to their respective versions of the free online encyclopedia in Europe to protest against controversial compone

Are corporations that use Wikipedia giving back?

How we built a newspaper in 72 hours

Earlier this year, Impossible Labs was commissioned by Jimmy Wales, to try to come up with a platform that could help combat that problem. In 72 hours. “I could have raised money from Silicon Val

Wikipedia has been blocked in Turkey

Wikipedia, the online user-generated encyclopedia, has been blocked by the Turkish government. News of the blockage was first reported by the website Turkey Blocks, at around 1AM Eastern this morning

Craig Newmark puts $500K towards reducing harassment on Wikipedia

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark has donated half a million dollars towards Wikipedia's "Community health initiative," aimed at reducing harassment and vandalism on the site and improve the tools mode

Bots are waging passive-aggressive war on Wikipedia

Bots are a useful tool on Wikipedia: they identify and undo vandalism, add links and perform other tedious tasks set by their human masters. But even these automated helpers come into conflict, revert

To the Moon! Lunar XPRIZE team looks to send Wikipedia into space aboard homemade rover

Quick: you can send 20 gigabytes of data to the moon. What's it going to be? Time's up! Wikipedia? What a coincidence — that's what the Part-Time Scientists, a team working on a homegrown lunar r
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