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Aug 07, 2014

From Monkey Selfies To The Right To Be Forgotten, Wikimedia Talks Transparency

The Wikimedia Foundation - the organization behind the Wikipedia online encyclopedia - has published its first Transparency Report, showing just what a hard line it takes on the removal of content... #Wikimedia Foundation #Wikipedia

Aug 06, 2014

Wikimedia Foundation Releases Its First-Ever Transparency Report

The group that oversees Wikipedia received 304 non-copyright related requests to alter or remove content and rejected all of them... #Wikimedia Foundation #Wikipedia #Facebook #London

Aug 06, 2014

Monkey selfie, aboriginal language among Wikipedia copyright takedown requests

A selfie taken by a black macaque monkey and an entire aboriginal language were asked to be removed from Wikipedia by people who claimed to have the copyrights to them, the Wikimedia Foundation said in its first transparency report. Wikimedia, which ... #Wikimedia Foundation #Wikipedia

Jul 31, 2014

Bits Blog: Requests for User Data Rise in Twitter’s Latest Transparency Report

The company said it received 2,058 requests for user account information from a total of 54 different countries over the last six months, a 46 percent increase in requests... #Wikimedia Foundation #Wikipedia

Jul 31, 2014

Bits Blog: Requests for User Data Rise in Twitter’s Latest Transparency Report

The company said it received 2,058 requests for user account information from a total of 54 different countries over the last six months, a 46 percent increase in requests... #Wikimedia Foundation #Wikipedia

Jul 31, 2014

Twitter Pushing DOJ, FBI To Let It Disclose More Info on National Security Requests

Twitter has grown increasingly frustrated with U.S. government restrictions barring fuller disclosures in its biannual transparency report, which shows a steady rise in global requests for user information, content removal and copyright takedown. Mor... #Federal Bureau of Investigation #Twitter

Jul 31, 2014

Twitter reports a rise in government data requests

The number of government requests worldwide seeking Twitter users’ data, or the removal of content, increased during the first half of 2014. There were 2,058 total requests to Twitter for user account information, typically connected to criminal inve... #Federal Bureau of Investigation #Twitter

Aug 14, 2014

Obama: No excuse for excessive force by police in aftermath of Michael Brown's shooting death in Ferguson, Missouri

President Barack Obama says there is no excuse for the use of excessive force by police in the tense aftermath of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and no excuse for violence against the police. In brief remarks n... #Barack Obama #Missouri #St. Louis, MO

Aug 13, 2014

After Michael Brown killed by police, Ferguson seeks answers

Nights of unrest have vied with calls for calm in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was killed by police, while the community is still pressing for answers about the weekend shooting. Hundreds of residents packed two churches Tuesday... #Missouri #St. Louis, MO #Al Sharpton

Aug 08, 2014

Monkeys take 'selfies,' sparking copyright dispute

Monkey see, monkey do. But when a monkey takes a selfie, who owns the copyright? A series of self-portraits taken by Indonesian monkeys has sparked a copyright dispute between Wikipedia and a British wildlife photographer, who wasn't amused that the ... #Wikimedia Foundation #Wikipedia