ACLU files amended complaint on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation

From the archives Legal Wikimedia v. NSA

On March 10th, the Wikimedia Foundation joined a lawsuit against the NSA over its upstream surveillance program. A hearing is scheduled for late September on the government's recently filed motion to dismiss the lawsuit.

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7,473 volumes at 700 pages each: meet Print Wikipedia

Community Events From the archives Wikipedia

Wikipedia has finally been printed! Ever wonder what your favorite Wikipedia article would look like in real life? Well know you can check out the exhibit Print Wikipedia in Denny Gallery (261 Broome Street), New York.

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Securing access to Wikimedia sites with HTTPS

Foundation From the archives Legal Technology Wikipedia

The Wikimedia Foundation is happy to announce that we are implementing HTTPS to encrypt all traffic on Wikimedia sites. With this change, nearly half a billion monthly visitors on Wikipedia and its sister projects will be able to share in the world’s knowledge more securely.

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What we learned from the Inspire campaign to increase gender diversity on Wikimedia

From the archives Gender gap Grantmaking Wikipedia

The Inspire Campaign sought ideas for initiatives to increase gender diversity in Wikimedia projects. Community members proposed 266 ideas, leading to 16 grant-funded projects. Here's what we learned from this pilot.

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A dark side of comedy: the impact of John Oliver’s ‘fowl’ jokes on Wikipedia

Community From the archives Wikipedia

After John Oliver called on the Internet to vandalize the Wikipedia biographies of US congressional representatives, Wikipedia's volunteer editors cleaned up the vandalism.

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Children in Mali can now read Wikipedia offline, thanks to MALebooks e-readers

Blog transition Education From the archives Mobile Technology Wikipedia

MALebooks e-readers provide an offline library to children in Mali, including the French version of Wikipedia and over 4,000 educational books. This experimental project addresses the serious lack of books for children in Mali, and is made possible by Kiwix developers, Wikimedia Switzerland and other supporters.

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How many women edit Wikipedia?

From the archives Research

An overview of the existing research on this question, also including new results from the most recent general Wikipedia editor survey

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A Wikimedian asks European Parliament members for copyright reform

Community From the archives Legal Wikimedia Commons Wikipedia

European copyright laws are very complex, making it hard to share free knowledge. To address this issue, a longtime Wikimedia contributor traveled to Brussels to meet members of the European Parliament and explain why copyright reform is needed.

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What happens when you give a Wikipedia editor a research library?

Community Education From the archives Wikipedia Wikipedia Library

The Wikipedia Visiting Scholars program gives editors special access to university and library resources, which helps them improve content quality and support new collaborations, as part of the Wikipedia Library project.

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