Wikipedia Just Dished Out Some Serious Justice To Blackmailing Editors

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Tech

Scam Wikipedia editors who have been reportedly blackmailing small businesses and celebrities for money to update their Wikipedia pages, have been ban...

Not Content With Blocking Reddit, Russia Tried To Ban Wikipedia

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Tech

Update: The New York Times reports that Russia has since lifted the ban early this morning after it was discovered that the offending article has now ...

Wikipedia's Founder Thinks Reddit Made A Really Bad Call On Free Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.08.2015 | UK Tech

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has criticised Reddit for the way it has handled its controversial subreddits, some of which propagate racism, homophobi...

Cameron Accused Of 'Technological Incompetence' By Wikipedia Founder

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Politics

The founder of Wikipedia accused David Cameron of “technological incompetence” on Tuesday, telling the British Prime Minister the idea of banning ...

Not Sure Who To Hire? Hire Everyone With Crowdsourcing

The Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK

Imagine getting the help you need to build your business without the worry of paying a regular wage. In fact, instead of a small team, you can hire…...

Ukip's Wikipedia Page Went A Bit Off Message Earlier

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK

UPDATE: It appears a number of politician's pages were targeted in the attack. It's the day of the General Election and for a brief moment it looke...

Grant Shapps Invented Water And Other Brilliant WikiShappsFacts...

The | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Politics

Despite Grant Shapps' vehement denials of any link with a Wikipedia contributor responsible for editing his page and vandalising those of political ri...

Grant Shapps' Wikipedia Page Really Is Quite Something

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Comedy

Once again, the brilliant @TechnicallyRon has produced the screenshot we all need to see following the news that Grant Shapps may have edited his ...

Shapps Accused Of Editing Wikipedia Pages Of Political Rivals

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Politics

Who is Grant Shapps? The Conservative Party chairman, who earlier in the year was unmasked as "get rich quick" author Michael Green, was accused o...

To Protect the Most Fundamental Rights of Internet Users, We Must Always Be Skeptical of Any Call for Regulation

Jimmy Wales | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Politics
Jimmy Wales

When considering the issue of regulating the Internet, we must not overlook the possible harmful implications of even seemingly minor regulation. Every governmental intervention carries with it limitation of personal rights, whether its primarily aim is to serve the governments' interests and control or even where it is limited solely to the legitimate purpose of protecting and serving the citizens themselves.

The Push/Pull of Technology and Its Ability to Bring and Restrict Information Has Never Been So Clear

Rachael Jolley | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK
Rachael Jolley

If people are afraid to upload information, share knowledge and tell others what is really happening because they worry that as they do so their presence and their words are being tracked, then we will know less in future. We know less because fear will hold people back.

This Is What We Did To Wikipedia In 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Tech

What will we remember from 2014? What were the key events throughout the year? The likelihood is that most of our reminiscing will take place on Wikip...

Rosie Stephenson: The Woman Who Wrote Over Three Thousand Articles on Wikipedia

Netha Hussain | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Netha Hussain

It has been over seven years since her first article on Wikipedia and Rosie, now 60, still keeps writing as enthusiastically as in the past. By now, she has created thousands of articles. Hundreds of them are about rivers, lakes, peninsulas, bays, islands and hamlets. There are also hundreds of biographies.

Ukip Deputy Denies Bizarre Allegations Over Furry Former Job...

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK

Ukip deputy leader Paul Nuttall has denied being the actor who played Bungle the bear on 1970s and 1980s children's TV show Rainbow. Nuttall was fo...

Wikipedia Edits From Government Computers Sought To Downplay Killings

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK

Government computers edited Wikipedia articles about the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, Stop the War coalition, and the murder of Damilola Taylo...

Wikipedia Has Revealed All Of The Links Google Has Hidden

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post/PA | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Tech

Wikipedia has published its first transparency report, detailing the number of requests it has received for user data or for content to be removed. ...

This Is What Happens When A Monkey Starts Taking Selfies

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Tech

Wikipedia is refusing to delete a monkey selfie picture arguing that because the photo was taken by a monkey (non-human animal) it's in the public dom...

'We Are Not Reptiles'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Tech

Is the world secretly run by 12-foot-tall shapeshifting lizards? It's a surprisingly complex issue -- or at least it has been since David Icke fir...

Russian Government Edits Wikipedia To Say Ukrainian Military Shot Down MH17

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK

Russian government agencies have edited a Wikipedia article so that it suggests the Ukrainian military were to blame for the shooting down of Malaysia...

One Author Has Written More Than 10% Of Wikipedia

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Tech

One man in Sweden is responsible for more than 10% of the entire content of Wikipedia. Well, one man and his robot. The Wall Street Journal made...

Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales Supports Tech4Good and Tells Government to Back Off

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Tech
Jasmine Dotiwala

As they say, life, death and taxes is the one thing that we can be sure will affect us all and when we leave this blessed planet it would be amazing to exit knowing you've made a substantial mark on humanity. ..

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Talking To Tehran

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Tuesday 17 June 2014... 1) TALKING TO TEHRAN The rise of al Qaeda offshoot Isis in Iraq has turned ...

Wikipedia Reveals Most Influential Person

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Tech

Wikipedia has revealed the most influential person in history, and before you start shouting it's not Jesus, Aristotle, Einstein or even Adolf Hitler....

Socialising the Web of Data

Alice Bonasio | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Tech
Alice Bonasio

What we see with data today is a similar situation to what we had in the era prior to Web 2.0, where there was a lot of content around, but socialisation over that content was not enabled. Just as we've seen with the social media boom of recent years, however, there is now an opportunity and appetite for creating communities of interest around the socialisation of data.

'All Muslims Are Terrorists' Slur Added To Wikipedia Via Government Computer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Tech

Government computers have been used to insert insults into Wikipedia entries about Muslims. An investigation by the BBC revealed the phrase "all Mu...