jimmy wales

Wikipedia

Nearly All of Wikipedia Is Written By Just 1 Percent of Its Editors

Researchers found that 77 percent of Wikipedia articles are written by 1 percent of Wikipedia editors, and they think this is probably for the best.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.7.17
State of Surveillance

Wikipedia’s Switch to HTTPS Has Successfully Fought Government Censorship

Harvard researchers found fewer instances of Wikipedia censorship after the site started encrypting all of its traffic.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.26.17
Very Fake News

Jimmy Wales' Next Act Is to Fight the Scourge of Fake News

The man behind Wikipedia wants to help fix the news business, if not society itself, from the corrosive effects of fake news. Will his plan work?
Meaghan Beatley
4.25.17
News

Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Resigns Amid a Community Revolt

Lila Tretikov is out amid concerns the organization wasn't being transparent about its search engine plans.
Jason Koebler
2.25.16
News

Wikimedia: We’re Really Really Not Building a Search Engine

The nonprofit that runs Wikipedia says the idea it was competing a Google competitor has been a big misunderstanding.
Jason Koebler
2.16.16
News

The Secret Search Engine Tearing Wikipedia Apart

The secrecy surrounding Wikimedia’s search engine goes against the organization’s ethos of radical transparency.
Jason Koebler
2.15.16
London

Jimmy Wales: 'There's Really No Excuse' Not to Use Encryption

Wales addresses security and encryption at London’s IP Expo.
Victoria Turk
10.7.15
News

Jimmy Wales to China After Blocking Wikipedia: I Can Outwait You

Why Wikipedia decided to turn on encryption, blocking China's selective censorship.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.4.15
Interviews

We Asked Jimmy Wales Why His Social Network Is Better Than Twitter

TPO wants to be a “meaningful” social network.
Victoria Turk
7.22.15
News

Wikipedia Founder Launches Charitable Social Network in the US

The People’s Operator aims to fix what’s “wrong with the web.”
Rachel Pick
7.21.15
china

Wikipedia Wants a More Secure Web, But It's Not Encrypted By Default

With a simple change, Wikipedia could protect its users from surveillance and censorship. But it’s not an easy choice.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.20.15
Motherboard Blog

Is Wikipedia for Sale?

Investigating the links between Wiki-PR, a company that specializes in editing Wikipedia on behalf of their paying clients, and the website's trusted editing hierarchy.
Martin Robbins
10.19.13