WIKIMEDIA

  • Wikipedia Zero: Is Wikimedia violating net neutrality in 59 countries? April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Indians are coming together in hordes in the online fight for net neutrality. And this increasing public pressure is forcing some companies to disassociate themselves from partnerships that allegedly do not confirm with net neutrality principles. Initiatives such as Internet.org has seen some partners quitting, but Facebook CEO...
  • Wikipedia specifically targeted for upstream surveillance by the NSA, says Wikimedia co-founder Jimmy Wales March 12, 2015

    San Francisco: The Wikimedia Foundation believes it can win its case against the US National Security Agency because it has evidence that mass surveillance had caused it harm, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales said on Wednesday. Wales also said he thought the lawsuit, brought Tuesday by Wikimedia and rights groups, would...
  • Wikimedia files lawsuit against NSA's mass snoop-ops March 11, 2015

    New York: The US National Security Agency was sued on Tuesday by Wikimedia and other groups challenging one of its mass surveillance programs that they said violates Americans' privacy and makes individuals worldwide less likely to share sensitive information. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Maryland, where the spy agency...
  • Kolkata to host international conference of Wikipedia contributors January 3, 2015

    Kolkata: To increase content in Indian languages like Bengali, Wikipedia contributors from India and Bangladesh would meet at an international conference here next week. Scheduled to be held from January 9 at Jadavpur University campus, the two-day conference would mark the tenth anniversary of the Bengali Wikimedia community, Jayanta Nath, Secretary...
  • Right to be 'forgotten' is creating 'memory holes' in the Internet: Wikipedia August 7, 2014

    Washington: The foundation which operates the Wikipedia information website said on Wednesday an EU court ruling on the right to be "forgotten" is creating "memory holes" in the Internet. The ruling "is undermining the world's ability to freely access accurate and verifiable records about individuals and events," said Lila Tretikov, executive...
  • Wikimedia launches online travel guide Wikivoyage January 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Wikivoyage, the newest project by the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF), was launched on January 15, 2013, the 12th anniversary of Wikipedia. Like its sister projects, the adfree worldwide travel guide available in nine languages can be edited by anyone. All its content is available under a free (CCBYSA) license....
  • Now, registered users can upload videos on Wikipedia November 10, 2012

    Moscow: Wikipedia, the world's largest online encyclopedia, has launched a new project enabling registered users to post videos, according to the portal's press service. "A new video player has been enabled on Wikipedia and its sister sites, and it comes with the promise of bringing free educational videos to more people,...
  • Wikipedia gets $20 mn in annual fundraising drive January 4, 2012

    San Francisco: Wikipedia has raised $20 million in its annual plea for donations to help expand and improve the Internet's leading encyclopedia. More than 1 million people throughout the world contributed the money during a 46day fundraising drive, which concluded Sunday. The amount pledged to the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit group...
  • Wikimedia India Chapter takes shape January 15, 2011

    Bangalore: Wikimedia India Chapter, an independent organisation that will support and promote Wikimedia, a collaborative project of Wikipedia, the world's free online encyclopaedia, has been formally established here. The setting up of the organisation, the first in the Indian subcontinent and the 29th Wikimedia chapter to be established the world over,...