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Turkey restores access to Wikipedia after more than two years of ban
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Turkey restores access to Wikipedia after more than two years of ban

Backin April 2017, Wikipedia had entries that accused Turkey of having links to terrorist organisations.

Internet pioneers oppose the .org domain sale of control, say it would hurt millions of non-profits
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Internet pioneers oppose the .org domain sale of control, say it would hurt millions of non-profits

In a move to press the US-based ICANN to block the sale, prominent internet exec said they have created a nonprofit cooperative.

Wikimedia Foundation says India’s proposed intermediary liability rules limits free expression online
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Wikimedia Foundation says India’s proposed intermediary liability rules limits free expression online

The non-profit group said that the changes could seriously impact Wikipedia’s open editing model.

Major internet lobby group criticises govt plans to regulate social media content
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Major internet lobby group criticises govt plans to regulate social media content

The proposal compels Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter to remove content deemed unlawful within 24 hrs.

Wikipedia launches new 'page preview' feature to allow users to peek at information without having to click on hyperlinks
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Wikipedia launches new 'page preview' feature to allow users to peek at information without having to click on hyperlinks

In 2017, Wikipedia deployed this feature as a default experience to all language Wikipedias, except English and German.

Wikipedia's zero cost service for developing countries to be killed at the end of 2018
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Wikipedia's zero cost service for developing countries to be killed at the end of 2018

One of the reasons for the end of Wikipedia Zero is low awareness about the online encyclopedia in developing countries, such as those in Africa.

Federal appeals court rules that Wikipedia can legally challenge NSA for mass surveillance
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Federal appeals court rules that Wikipedia can legally challenge NSA for mass surveillance

U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, said the Wikimedia Foundation, which hosts Wikipedia, had a legal right to challenge the government's surveillance programme.

Wikipedia has appealed to the constitutional court in Turkey over the website blockade
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Wikipedia has appealed to the constitutional court in Turkey over the website blockade

Access to Wikipedia has been blocked in Turkey, the government cited a law allowing it to ban access to websites deemed a threat to national security.

Facebook Free Basics and Wikipedia Zero used to set up clandestine file-sharing network
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Facebook Free Basics and Wikipedia Zero used to set up clandestine file-sharing network

Angolan users found a novel way to exploit Facebook Free Basics and Wikipedia Zero by setting up a free, file-sharing network

Wikipedia: A quick chat on the move to https
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Wikipedia: A quick chat on the move to https

Recently Wikipedia announced it was migrating to secure browsing across all its sites. We caught up with the official spokesperson of the Wikimedia Foundation for a quick chat to find out more.

Wikipedia feels 'targeted' by US NSA, says co-founder Jimmy Wales
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Wikipedia feels 'targeted' by US NSA, says co-founder Jimmy Wales

The Wikimedia Foundation believes it can win its case against the U.S. National Security Agency because it has evidence that mass surveillance had caused it harm, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales said.

Wikipedia cracks down on 250 accounts for paid edits
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Wikipedia cracks down on 250 accounts for paid edits

Wikipedia has ended up disabling around 250 accounts after allegations of paid editing accounts have emerged. The plug has been pulled on these accounts as

Wikipedia now lets you edit articles from your mobile phone
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Wikipedia now lets you edit articles from your mobile phone

The Wikimedia Foundation has launched support for editing the free encyclopaedia through mobile phones. You can now log in and edit Wikipedia through its mobile site.

Access Wikipedia for free on your mobiles, but only if you're an Aircel customer
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Access Wikipedia for free on your mobiles, but only if you're an Aircel customer

Wikipedia Zero, the online encyclopedia’s attempt to offer free mobile access to Wikipedia in developing countries has made its official entry into

Wikimedia Commons gets app for Android and iOS to encourage contributions
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Wikimedia Commons gets app for Android and iOS to encourage contributions

The Wikimedia Foundation has released an app on both iOS and Android for Wikimedia Commons, the free image repository used by Wikipedia and many....

You may soon be able to receive Wikipedia articles via SMS
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You may soon be able to receive Wikipedia articles via SMS

Wikipedia is about to add a new feature to its kitty that will enable users to receive articles via text messages on their phones. Users will soon be able to request...

With 3 billion monthly pageviews, Wikipedia Mobile drives open access
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With 3 billion monthly pageviews, Wikipedia Mobile drives open access

Wikipedia reached 3 billion monthly pageviews from mobile devices at the end of January. Reaching more people across more demographies and locations is another step towards achieving open access to knowledge and information, especially for those who have previously had limited access to them.

Around the world with Wikivoyage
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Around the world with Wikivoyage

A new travel wiki was launched this week. Here is a lowdown on its current structure and status and the future plans of the newest Wikimedia project on the block.

7 Free mobile apps for Wikipedia readers and contributors
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7 Free mobile apps for Wikipedia readers and contributors

Here is a lowdown on seven free mobile apps for readers and editors of Wikipedia.

Wikidata: Summing the sum of human knowledge
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Wikidata: Summing the sum of human knowledge

A lowdown on Wikidata, a free, structured database built on MediaWiki, which is currently taking in data from Wikipedias in different languages.