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  1. Bourgeois paper-shufflers have 'suspended democracy', sniff unpaid proles Wikipedia's workers are in uproar again, this time about the cash-rich Wikimedia Foundation giving itself "superpowers" to override community decisions.… FULL ARTICLE AT The Register

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    Planeta.com  1 week ago

    ... Participate in the proposal for a new Wikimedia Foundation travel guide project! http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Requests_for_comment/Travel_Guide#Internet_Brands_blocks_admins https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Tim_Leffel Wikimania ... FULL ARTICLE AT Planeta.com

  1. A Celebes crested macaque became one of the most famous faces in the world on Wednesday. By now, you've heard about the heated copyright dispute between a photographer, who ... FULL ARTICLE AT Mashable

  2. Wikipedia is rolling in Bitcoin donations

    Bitcoin may be variously misunderstood and mistrusted by financial regulators, but users of the virtual currency are clearly also Wikipedia fans, if the first batch of donation numbers are anything ... FULL ARTICLE AT SlashGear

  3. Wikipedia Founder Vows To Fight The Censorship Of

    redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Vowing to fight what they call the “censorship” of “ right to be forgotten ” laws, the organization that runs Wikipedia has started publicly posting the notices it receives when search engines intend to remove links from their results, various media outlets reported on Wednesday. According to Alex Hern of The Guardian , Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales revealed that Google had been asked to remove five links from the online encyclopedia over the past week. Those notices have been posted online by the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization which operates the website, he added. The pages in question include an image of a guitar player, a page about former criminal Gerry Hutch, a page about the Italian gangster Renato Vallanzasca, and a page about an amateur chess player, Hern and BBC News reported. Speaking at a London press conference, Wales had harsh words for those who would use the “right to be forgotten” verdict to remove Wikipedia links. “History is a human right and one of the worst things that a person can do is attempt to use force to silence another,” he said. “I’ve been in the public eye for quite some time. Some people say good things, some people say bad things… that’s history, and I would never use any kind of legal process like to try to suppress it.” In all, the Wikimedia Foundation revealed that more than 50 links to its website had been affected by the requests, including an English-language page about Hutch, a Dublin-born businessman who was jailed in the 1980s; an Italian-language page about a group of criminals known as Banda della Comasina; and an Italian-language page about Vallanzasca, an Italian who was spent time in jail after ... FULL ARTICLE AT RedOrbit

  1. by  Associated Press Monkey 'selfies' spark copyright dispute Associated Press - 7 August 2014 12:54-04:00 LONDON (AP) — A series of "selfies" taken by Indonesian monkeys has sparked a copyright ... FULL ARTICLE AT New Europe News

  2. LONDON (AP) — A series of "selfies" taken by Indonesian monkeys has sparked a copyright argument between a British photographer and Wikipedia. Photographer David Slater had asked for the portraits of ... FULL ARTICLE AT NewsOK.com

  3. Wikimedia Foundation insisted on Thursday (Aug 7) it would not remove from its website a "selfie" taken by a mischievous monkey, despite claims from the British photographer whose camera was ... FULL ARTICLE AT Channel News Asia

  4. Whose truth is Wikipedia guarding?

    This vast tree of knowledge is nurtured predominantly by young white western males with a slight personality defectIt is geek week: the annual festival Wikimania is being held this ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Observer

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