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PR firms agree to abide by Wikipedia rules

Eleven large public relations firms have agreed to clean up the way they interact with Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia. Some of the companies have been involved in editing pages to favor their clients via pseudonymous accounts.

Wikipedia to block NSA spies

Founder Jimmy Wales announced that Wikipedia would be introducing security measures to protect site visitors, starting from August 21. This comes as the Guardian revealed that the NSA was also monitoring users who accessed web pages for referencing.

Wikimedia Foundation enjoys record 2012 fundraiser

Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia, the online, free encyclopedia announced on December 27 that it had raised a record $25 million in record time during its 2012 fundraiser.

Wikipedia Info Source Begs Financial Help, Gets Consumer Bailout

Jimmy Wales had a great idea when he created an online Encyclopedia. After this Internet resource made its mark, however, it began to flounder financially. So Wales asked viewers to help out.

Encyclopedia Britannica Free for Bloggers, Not Free for Public

Encyclopedia Britannica unveiled a new program which allows bloggers to browse their site free. Bloggers can post Britannica articles in their sites in the form of widgets.

New Software Highlights Questionable Content on Wikipedia Articles

The online encyclopedia under fire for reliability issues could soon be colour-coded for truths, half-truths and outright lies. A computer science professor in California has created software that flags questionable content in Wikipedia entries.

300 Million Page 'Encyclopedia of Life' Website Project Underway

300 Million page website featuring every known species on earth will also allow "citizen scientists" to add species related data.

Wikipedia Co-Founder Launches Rival Site

Digital Journal — Does the world need another Wikipedia? One of the online encyclopedia’s co-founders thinks so because his rival site will launch this week.

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Since 1985, the Britannica has had four parts: the Micropædia, the Macropædia, the Propædia, and a two-volume index.

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