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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
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Wikipedia goes fully native on iOS and now lets you edit articles too   —  As one of the biggest brands on the Web, Wikipedia needs little introduction.  —  The world's biggest online encyclopedia is available across a multitude of platforms, including desktop and mobile.
Jul 31, 2014, 5:20 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Internet.Org's App With Free Access To Facebook, Google, Wikipedia, Local Info Launches In Zambia   —  85% of the 5 billion people without Internet simply can't afford data plans.  So Facebook's accessibility initiative Internet.org today launches its Android and web app for the developing world …
Jul 31, 2014, 4:50 AMIn context
Noah Rayman / TIME:
You Can Now Donate to Wikipedia in Bitcoin   —  The Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit responsible for Wikipedia, said Wednesday that it will accept donations of the digital currency Bitcoin.  —  “It has always been important to the Foundation to make sure donating is as simple and inclusive as possible …
Jul 30, 2014, 1:20 PMIn context
Abby Phillip / Washington Post:
Wikipedia blocks anonymous edits (and trolling) from a congressional IP address   —  A Wikipedia administrator has blocked anonymous edits from a congressional IP address for 10 days because of “disruptive” edits being made by someone located in the House of Representatives, a spokesman for the Wikimedia Foundation confirmed.
Jul 24, 2014, 4:35 PMIn context
Ellen Emmerentze Jervell / Wall Street Journal:
Swedish author and his bot created 2.7M Wikipedia articles; some editors object to methods   —  For This Author, 10,000 Wikipedia Articles Is a Good Day's Work  —  In Sweden, Sverker Johansson and His ‘Bot’ Have Created 2.7 Million Articles; Some Purists Complain
Jul 14, 2014, 9:55 PMIn context
Ed Summers / inkdroid:
Bot @congressedits tweets all anonymous Wikipedia edits made from Congressional IP addresses   —  why @congressedits?  —  Note: as with all the content on this blog, this post reflects my own thoughts about a personal project, and not the opinions or activities of my employer.
Jul 12, 2014, 1:45 PMIn context
Julian Chokkattu / TechCrunch:
US National Archives To Upload All Holdings To Wikimedia Commons   —  Ever since the National Archives and Record Administration launched the Open Government Plan in 2010, it has increasingly been uploading content to Wikipedia to digitize and gain a wider reach for its holdings.
Jul 1, 2014, 12:05 AMIn context
Jeff Elder / Wall Street Journal:
New Wikipedia terms of use require anyone paid to edit articles to disclose that arrangement   —  Wikipedia Strengthens Rules Against Undisclosed Editing  —  A week after a coalition of big public relations firms vowed not to secretly edit their clients' Wikipedia pages …
Jun 16, 2014, 9:20 PMIn context
Liz Gannes / Re/code:
Wikipedia Has a New Boss: Lila Tretikov Named Executive Director of Wikimedia Foundation   —  One of the most important sites on the Internet has a new leader: Lila Tretikov is the new executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that operates Wikipedia and supports its volunteer corps.
May 1, 2014, 8:05 PMIn context

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