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U.K. surveillance bill would effectively ban strong encryption

The Conservative government says it's necessary to protect U.K. citizens.

On Nov 4, 2015 by Patrick Howell O'Neill

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Uptick in global bans sparks backlash from Wikipedia users

A rare 'global ban' has been used six times in the past three months.

On Feb 22, 2015 by Tim Sampson

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Jimmy Wales pledges $500k UAE award to human rights causes

Now the money will fight "human rights abuses worldwide," Wales said.

On Dec 15, 2014 by Rob Price

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Google’s already censored 170,000 URLs under EU’s ‘right to be forgotten’

That’s 100,000 a month.  

On Oct 10, 2014 by Rob Price

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Trolling Jimmy Wales at Wikimania 2014

Three days. Two hundred talks. Only one Nimrod Kamer. 

On Aug 21, 2014 by Nimrod Kamer

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Wikipedia takes a long, hard look in the mirror

Ten years in, a singular monkey and the "right to be forgotten" dominate Wikiepdia's annual conference.

On Aug 13, 2014 by Rob Price

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Wikimedia Foundation officially condemns ‘right to be forgotten’

Wikipedia's spoiling for a brawl with the European Court of Justice.

On Aug 6, 2014 by Rob Price

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‘Right to be forgotten’ debate heats up as censorship hits Wikipedia

It's supporters say it's a victory for privacy. It's detractors say it's attacking press freedom.

On Aug 5, 2014 by Rob Price

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Here’s how Google will enforce the ‘right to be forgotten’

Google will flag takedown requests in its biannual transperancy report.

On Jun 11, 2014 by Tim Sampson

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How much of your history does Wikipedia track?

Wikipedia's data retention guidelines come with a loophole that allows them to keep data about you indefinitely.

On May 29, 2014 by Tim Sampson

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Wikipedia cofounder rails against alternative medicine

Wikipedia co-founder calls alternative medicines "the work of lunatic charlatans."

On Mar 26, 2014 by Tim Sampson

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Archive of deleted Wikipedia articles reveals site’s imperfections

Wikipedia, which has an entry on fart jokes, still deems some topics unworthy of inclusion.

On Dec 29, 2013 by Aaron Sankin

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The battle to destroy Wikipedia’s biggest sockpuppet army

And it's just the "tip of the iceberg," according to one editor.

On Oct 8, 2013 by Simon Owens

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Wikipedia decides Chelsea Manning will remain ‘Bradley’ for now

Can a website vote on a person's gender transition?

On Aug 31, 2013 by Jay Hathaway

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Chinese Wikipedia editor has been banned from leaving the country since 2009

Huang Zhisong is banned from leaving China until 2016.

On Aug 18, 2013 by Aja Romano