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Internal security incident identified and resolved at the Wikimedia Foundation

A security incident with the Wikimedia Foundation’s Mailman mailing list system was identified and addressed today. Photo by Petar Milošević, freely licensed under CC by-SA 4.0. On November 12, the Wikimedia Operations team identified a security incident on the Wikimedia Foundation’s Mailman mailing list system that resulted in the breach…

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Community Digest—help improve articles about Asia during November

Wikipedia Asian Month has started, “superprotect” has been removed from Wikimedia sites, and other relevant news from the Wikimedia Foundation and the Wikimedia community.

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District court grants government’s motion to dismiss Wikimedia v. NSA, appeal expected

Today, a federal district court granted the government’s motion to dismiss Wikimedia v. NSA, our lawsuit challenging the U.S. National Security Agency’s (NSA) use of “Upstream” mass surveillance.

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Wikimedia Foundation Quarterly Report, July-September 2015

The Wikimedia Foundation’s report for last quarter gives an overview of how we fared on 133 goals by 36 different teams, alongside some key overall metrics.

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Supporting access to mass digitization collections

The Wikimedia Foundation, in coordination with Creative Commons and the Internet Archive, urges the U.S. Copyright Office not to propose a pilot program that inhibits fair use or undermines freely accessible mass digitization projects.

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Wikimedia Foundation welcomes Boryana Dineva as Vice President of Human Resources

Boryana Dineva will be the Wikimedia Foundation’s new VP of Human Resources and will lead development, recruiting, and support for Wikimedia Foundation staff. She comes to us from Tesla Motors.

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Wikimedia v. NSA update: first hearing

The first hearing in Wikimedia v. NSA was held on Friday. Image by Joe Gratz, public domain. On Friday, September 25, 2015, the first hearing in Wikimedia v. NSA took place in Alexandria, Virginia. Both sides presented oral arguments regarding the government’s motion to dismiss our lawsuit against Upstream mass…

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Wikimedia opposes government’s motion to dismiss Wikimedia v. NSA

The ACLU filed an opposition yesterday to the U.S. government’s recent motion to dismiss Wikimedia v. NSA, the Wikimedia Foundation’s challenge to the National Security Agency’s “upstream” surveillance program. The filing lays out a point-by-point refutation of the government’s arguments, in advance of a hearing scheduled for September 25.

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Innovation is welcome: apply for grants to improve Wikimedia

If you have an idea like or completely different from this that will improve a Wikimedia project, consider participating in Individual Engagement Grants open call for proposals from August 30th through September 29th on Meta. If your idea is still a seed, you can share it in our IdeaLab to seek staff mentorship, community feedback, and a team of collaborators to help it evolve.

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Launching the Wikimedia Public Policy site

The Wikimedia Foundation is excited to introduce the new Wikimedia Public Policy site. Public policy is vital for a world where everyone can freely access, share, create, and remix knowledge.

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