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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
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Be warned: Google enlists Chrome in push for encrypted Web   —  Google has taken its first step to flag ordinary sites like Wikipedia and CNN with a security warning because they allow all data transmissions to be viewed by the prying eyes of hackers or governments.
Jan 30, 2015, 5:20 PMIn context
Stephen Lurie / Matter:
Wikimedia's 36 “stewards” use their global editing rights to police and manage all Wiki sites   —  The 36 People Who Run Wikipedia  —  What the weirdest, wildest, most successful participatory project in history tells us about working together.
Nov 9, 2014, 5:15 AMIn context
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
OS X Yosemite's Spotlight search sends query and location data to Apple and Bing by default   —  Apple Capturing Spotlight Search Query Data, Sharing With Bing  —  An improved Spotlight Search is a central feature of Apple's new Yosemite operating system for the Mac.
Oct 20, 2014, 4:25 PMIn context
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Wikipedia blocks edits from Congressional IP address again after edits from “obvious transphobe”   —  ‘Orange is the New Black’ fight sparks new House Wikipedia ban  —  For the third time this summer, computers in the House have been blocked from editing Wikipedia due to a string of controversial edits.
Aug 21, 2014, 8:00 PMIn context
The Coinbase Blog:
Wikimedia Foundation Receives More Than $140,000 in Bitcoin Donations in First Week   —  Since it was founded in 2001, Wikipedia has provided tremendous value to the world by making it easy and free for anyone with an Internet connection to consume information.
Aug 8, 2014, 11:20 AMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Wikipedia reveals 56 requests for user data in first transparency report; 50 links removed under Right to be Forgotten   —  Wikimedia Attacks Europe's Right To Be Forgotten Ruling As Threat To Its Mission  —  The Wikimedia Foundation, the not-for-profit organization behind Wikipedia …
Aug 6, 2014, 8:35 AMIn context
Joe Miller / BBC:
Wikipedia link hidden by ‘right to be forgotten’   —  Jimmy Wales had previously voiced his opposition to the right-to-be-forgotten ruling  —  A Wikipedia entry has been removed from certain Google search results, under the new EU “right to be forgotten” law.
Aug 4, 2014, 3:45 PMIn context

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