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Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Wikipedia Blocks Nearly 400 ‘Black Hat’ Accounts for Shady Editing   —  Wikipedia editors have blocked hundreds of what they're calling “black hat” or malicious editors for creating hundreds of fake pages and promoting their own interests using misinformation on existing pages …
Sep 1, 2015, 10:55 AMIn context
Parker Higgins / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Aborted Wikipedia ban in Russia and GitHub ban in China show how HTTPS encryption can limit censorship as governments are reluctant to block the entire sites   —  Russia's Wikipedia Ban Buckles Under HTTPS Encryption  —  Dueling forces of encryption and government censorship came to a head …
Aug 30, 2015, 3:05 PMIn context
Sky News:
Russia lifts Wikipedia ban after briefly blocking site for article about drugs   —  Russia Quickly Cancels Wikipedia Ban  —  The homepage of the Russian version of Wikipedia  —  Russia has cancelled a ban on the Russian-language version of Wikipedia after it caused controversy among internet users in the country.
Aug 25, 2015, 12:30 PMIn context
Julia Smirnova / Washington Post:
Russia orders ISPs to block Wikipedia after site editors refuse to delete article; Wikimedia expects site to be blocked for most users within days   —  Russia's war with Wikipedia  —  The recent battle between Russian authorities and Wikipedia started in a village called Chyorny Yar (population: less than 8,000) in southern Russia.
Aug 24, 2015, 7:20 PMIn context
Joe Pinsker / The Atlantic:
Wikipedia's dwindling ranks of volunteer editors struggle to stop editors paid by PR firms   —  The Covert World of People Trying to Edit Wikipedia—for Pay  —  On January 11, 2013, James Heilman, an emergency-room physician and one of Wikipedia's most prolific medical editors …
Aug 17, 2015, 12:00 AMIn context
Katie Collins / Wired.co.uk:
Jimmy Wales and mobile network The People's Operator launch ad-free social network TPO.com to make it easy to donate to charities   —  Jimmy Wales launches charitable social network TPO.com  —  Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and mobile network The People's Operator are launching a new charitable social network called TPO.com.
Jul 22, 2015, 7:40 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Wikimedia switching all of its sites to HTTPS by default   —  Wikipedia Is Finally Encrypting the World's Knowledge  —  Wikipedia, one of the most popular websites in the world, will now be encrypted by default, a change that will better protect its hundreds of millions of visitors from surveillance and censorship.
Jun 12, 2015, 7:40 PMIn context
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
After Several Public Google Maps Hacks, Google Forced To Suspend Map Maker To Prevent More Fake Edits   —  Google has temporarily suspended Google Map Maker, a service to allow the community to make edits to Google Maps similar to how Wikipedia edits work.  The reason the service was suspended …
May 11, 2015, 12:00 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
BuzzFeed, NPR, WaPo, Guardian, and others support Twitter's challenge to Patriot Act gag orders   —  Tech and media firms join Twitter in key test of FBI gag orders  —  A bitter fight between the Justice Department and Silicon Valley is expanding as a diverse group of companies have lined …
Feb 18, 2015, 2:35 PMIn context
Andrew McMillen / Backchannel:
Almost all 47K edits by a top Wikipedia editor were to fix incorrect uses of “comprised of”   —  Meet the ultimate WikiGnome.  —  On a Friday in July 2012, two employees of the Wikimedia Foundation gave a talk at Wikimania, their organization's annual conference.
Feb 4, 2015, 7:00 AMIn context

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