/ Apr 30, 2017

Turkey blocks Wikipedia access, bans TV dating shows

Turkey on Saturday blocked all access to Wikipedia and banned television dating shows, adding to fears of a crackdown after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's victory in a referendum on enhancing his powers. The government also dismissed almost 4,000 public officials in the latest wave of ...

Japanese Wikipedia entries top 1 million

Apr 30, 2016

Japanese Wikipedia entries top 1 million

The number of Japanese-language articles on Wikipedia passes the 1 million mark, eclipsing Japan’s most well-known printed encyclopedia, with more than 100 entries added per day.

/ Jan 15, 2016

Wikipedia gets another source of cash

Wikipedia is getting another source of cash for its 15th birthday, expanding beyond fundraising drives that have already poured $250 million into the Internet's leading encyclopedia. The additional money will come from a new endowment created for Wikipedia, whose website started Jan. 15, 2001, and ...

Aug 25, 2015

Russian cancels short-lived Wikipedia ban

Russia on Tuesday canceled a ban on the Russian-language Wikipedia, which barely lasted a few hours and caused a storm among Russian online users. The Russian communications watchdog sent out notifications to Internet providers late on Monday, instructing them to block access to Wikipedia in ...

/ Aug 7, 2014

Wikipedia fights back against Europe's 'right to be forgotten'

Wikipedia fought back against Europe's "right to be forgotten" by listing the online encyclopaedia's articles removed from search results, snubbing a court ruling that allows people to stop personal information appearing under Internet searches. The Wikimedia Foundation, a nonprofit organization that runs the free online ...