Wikipedia

Wikipedia Bans Seven Chinese Users Citing ‘Infiltration’

Wikimedia Foundation bans seven users in China for 'infiltration of Wikimedia systems' that has resulted in 'physical harm' of users

3 months ago

Turkey Lifts Wikipedia Ban After Nearly Three Years

Ban on Wikipedia in Turkey for nearly three years has ended after freedom of expression ruling from country's Constitutional Court

2 years ago

Wikipedia Website Knocked Offline By DDoS Attack

Outage for Wikipedia website last week after DDoS attack on the online encyclopaedia

2 years ago

Tales In Tech History: Microsoft Encarta

Microsoft Encarta started life as a CD-ROM based digital multimedia encyclopedia, but the Web eventually led to its demise

4 years ago

Wikipedia Encryption ‘Has Decreased Censorship’ Thanks To HTTPS

Wikipedia's move to encrypt the entire site has led countries to take a more hands-off approach with regard to censorship,…

5 years ago

Google Fights Fake News With Feedback Tools In Search

Users will now be able to flag offensive, harmful and misleading Google Search results

5 years ago

Wikipedia Brings In AI Editor

Wikipedia entries to face scrutiny from artificial intelligence tool in order to ease editor workload

6 years ago

Jimmy Wales: Good Luck Trying To Stop Wikipedia Doing What It Wants

Wikipedia's co-founder says ECJ's dismissal of the safe harbour agreement won't impact his company, but will be a nightmare for…

6 years ago

Jimmy Wales: Get Encrypted, Or Face The Consequences

Wikipedia founder calls for better security for everyone, and an end to censorship

6 years ago

Jimmy Wales: London Is Better For Tech Than ‘Dreadful’ Silicon Valley

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales says London's cultural assets make it a better place to live than Silicon Valley but wants…

6 years ago

Wikimedia Foundation Sues NSA Over Internet Surveillance

The operator of Wikipedia said it hopes to rein in the NSA's mass Internet surveillance operations

7 years ago

Wikipedia Entry Faces Google ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Removal

Are Google's worst fears about “right to be forgotten” requests coming to fruition, with Wikipedia entry removal?

7 years ago

Is Crimea Part Of Russia? Internet Companies Offer Conflicting Answers

Yandex says 'yes', Facebook and VKontakte say 'no', Wikipedia changes its mind

8 years ago

Wikipedia Crew Plotting Anti-NSA Snooping Security Boost

Wikimedia Foundation says it appears to have been “specifically targeted by XKeyscore” NSA surveillance tool

8 years ago

Cash For Posts Scandal Whacks Wikipedia

The world’s favourite online encyclopaedia loses its innocence

9 years ago

Wikipedia Outage Caused By Cut Cable

Wikipedia is wondering why its network provider's resiliency measures didn't work

9 years ago

Jimmy Wales Calls On Government To Halt O’Dwyer Extradition

The Wikipedia founder backs the fight against Richard O'Dwyer's extradition with a petition

9 years ago

Monmouth Transformed Into ‘Wikipedia Town’

A small market town in Wales has been transformed into a so called 'Wikipedia Town'

10 years ago

Wikipedia Warns On Browser Malware

Wikipedia says it doesn't run ads from for-profit firms so those seeing them are likely to be infected with malware

10 years ago

Jimmy Wales Backs Government Scheme To Free Academic Research

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales will help get government-backed research freely available online

10 years ago

Jimmy Wales To Become UK Government Transparency Tsar

Wikipedia founder will advise the government on transparency and crowdsourcing

10 years ago

‘Wikapedia’ And ‘Twtter’ Typosquatters Fined £100,000 Each

UK watchdog PhonepayPlus fines two companies promoting competitions on misspelled domain names

10 years ago

Orange promises free Wikipedia in Africa and the Middle East

Orange is offering Wikipedia access free to its network customers in the Middle East and Africa. The deal with Wikimedia…

10 years ago

Wikipedia Reveals Official Android App

Wikipedia has quietly launched a free Android app that allows users to read, share and search for articles

10 years ago

Wikipedia 24-Hour Blackout Protests Anti-Piracy Laws

Wikipedia and others have shut down their Websites in protest against US anti-piracy legislation

10 years ago

Wikipedia Blackout To Go Ahead Despite SOPA Pullout

Wikipedia and other high-profile websites will shut down for 24 hours in protest against 'devastating' anti-piracy bills, while Twitter's CEO…

10 years ago

Wikipedia Could Temporarily Shutdown In SOPA Protest

Wikipedia could shut down to put pressure on congress not to pass SOPA

10 years ago

Google Co-Founder Brin Keeps Wikipedia Afloat

Google co-founder Sergey Brin and his wife, Anne Wojcicki, have given £320,000 to support Wikipedia

10 years ago