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Wikipedia editors report high numbers of paid-for articles

Wikipedia editors have identified hundreds of user accounts set up to make paid-for entries. This violates the aims and objectives of the online encyclopedia.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite upgrade looks OK, but very undersold?

Sydney - The upgraded version of Amazon Kindle paperwhite is designed to eliminate a few of the legacy e-reader problems like battery life and other nuisances. This thing is apparently a lot more potentially useful than you might think at first glance.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Eduardo Arrufat - 7 comments

IP within US Senate edited Snowden Wikipedia to read 'traitor'

The description on Edward Snowden's Wikipedia page was edited by an anonymous source within the US Senate to read "American traitor" instead of "American dissident."
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Op-Ed: How trustworthy is ‘Wikipedia’?

‘Wikipedia’ is one of the most popular and indeed one of the most trusted sites on the Internet, but just how trustworthy is it, in particular, how much information does it exclude?
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 18 comments

Wikipedia 'edit wars' : George W. Bush, among contentious topics

It appears there are many things Wikipedia editors can't agree on, Jesus, George W. Bush and the Prophet Muhammad among them.
In the Media by Timothy Whitt - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

UK MPs told: If you want to edit your Wiki entry, do it at home

London - British Members of Parliament are being told: if you need to edit your Wikipedia entry, better to do it at home rather than be caught in the act.
In the Media by Andrew John - 2 comments

Wikipedia articles replace term paper in University of Utah class

Salt Lake City - The old fashion term paper is being replaced by an Internet sensation in one University of Utah classroom, where students can write articles for Wikipedia in lieu of a term paper for class credit.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 7 comments

Republican candidate Mitt Romney's Wikipedia page locked down

The Wikipedia page of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, along with other members of his party, have been locked so users can't edit any content.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 6 comments
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