Category: Wikipedia

Wikipedia now has more than 6 million articles in English
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Wikipedia now has more than 6 million articles in English

Wikipedia has surpassed a notable milestone today: The English version of the world’s largest online encyclopedia now has more than six million articles. The feat, which comes roughly 19 years after the website was founded, is a testament of “what humans can do together,” said Ryan Merkley, chief of staff at Wikimedia, the nonprofit organization…

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Wikipedia ban ruled unconstitutional by Turkish court
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Wikipedia ban ruled unconstitutional by Turkish court

Two and a half years after being blocked by the Turkish government, Wikipedia appears to have received a reprieve. The country’s constitutional court this week ruled that the April 2017 ban violated freedom of expression laws. The Wikimedia Foundation has been arguing the ban since May of that year, winning in a 10-6 court decision…

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Wikipedia Temporarily Taken Down by DDoS Cyberattack – CCN Markets
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Wikipedia Temporarily Taken Down by DDoS Cyberattack – CCN Markets

Wikipedia had fallen victim to a cyberattack today, with the Wikimedia Foundation calling it a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. | Source: ShutterstockWikipedia had fallen victim to a cyberattack today, with the foundation behind the free online encyclopedia calling it a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.The volunteer-run website was unavailable in multiple countries. Most affected appeared to…

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Wikipedia blames malicious DDOS attack after site goes down across Europe, Middle East
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Wikipedia blames malicious DDOS attack after site goes down across Europe, Middle East

Wikipedia was forced offline in several countries Friday after a cyber attack hit the global encyclopedia. Users across Europe and parts of the Middle East experienced outages shortly before 7pm, BST, according to downdetector.com. Wikimedia’s German Twitter account posted: “The Wikimedia server…is currently being paralysed by a massive and very broad DDOS [distributed denial of…

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Wikipedia Echoes Democrats with ICE ‘Concentration Camp’ Label
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Wikipedia Echoes Democrats with ICE ‘Concentration Camp’ Label

Wikipedia’s list of “concentration and internment camps” was updated two months ago with a section for ICE detention facilities on the U.S.-Mexico border. A month-long discussion has since been closed in support of having the facilities listed on the page based on Democrats including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez using the terminology. Under Wikipedia policies, another month-long discussion…

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