Image by Chris Schilling, freely licensed under CC-by-SA 4.0.

Reimagining the Wikimedia Foundation’s grants

Participation from over 200 community members in the Reimagining WMF grants consultation led to planned changes to WMF’s grants programs illustrated by the above graphic. Image by Chris Schilling, freely licensed under CC-by-SA 4.0 Last month, the Wikimedia Community Resources team offered an idea for restructuring the WMF’s grant programs….

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Wikimedia Foundation releases third transparency report

The Wikimedia Foundation has released its third transparency report covering five key data points: Content alteration and takedown requests; Copyright takedown requests; Right to be forgotten; Requests for user data; and voluntary disclosure

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Privacy is a core tenant of the Wikimedia movement. Photo by Owen Moore, freely licensed under CC BY 2.0.

The Wikimedia Foundation’s “Got Your Back” when it comes to user privacy

The Wikimedia Foundation was recently recognized in the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) “Who’s Got Your Back?” report.
We are proud to say that we received perfect marks across all five categories.

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Wikimedia Programs Evaluation reports show that Wiki Loves Monuments and other photo events were six times as likely to be rated as featured pictures, such as this one. Main du juive à Tikjda, 5º prize on Wiki Loves Earth Algeria 2014. Photo by Chettouh Nabil, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

First 2015 Wikimedia Programs Evaluations reports examine Wiki Loves Monuments and other photo events

What is the impact of Wiki Loves Monuments and other photo events? The first two Wikimedia Programs Evaluation reports show that these programs contributed 14% of the media uploaded to Commons from September 2013 to September 2014.

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Improving the security of our users on Wikimedia sites

Wikimedia Foundation teamed up with iSEC Partners to assess the security of our sites and protect the privacy of our users.

Their engineers developed attacks against the current version of MediaWiki to identify security flaws, in a new report sponsored by the Open Technology Fund.

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The Wikimedia Foundation operates some of the world's most popular websites with around two hundred employees. Our new report outlines what we accomplished together in 2014.  Staff photo by Myleen Hollero, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA-3.0.

New Wikimedia Foundation report on activities in 2014

The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to release a report on our programs, activities, and outcomes from 2014.

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Wikimedia Foundation Quarterly Report, October-December 2014

The Wikimedia Foundation’s quarterly report for October-December 2014, the first in this new format, gives an overview of what we said we would do, what we actually did, what we learned in the process, and what’s next.

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"WMF Monthly Metrics Meeting October 2, 2014.webm", by Wikimedia Foundation, under CC BY-SA 3.0

Wikimedia Foundation Report, September 2014

1 Data and Trends
2 Financials
3 Highlights
3.1 Beta test of HHVM
3.2 Greek Wikipedia user wins key hearing in court case
3.3 Community consultation in Brazil
3.4 Damon Sicore joins WMF as Vice President of Engineering

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"Svjatogorsk, Lavra 3" by Konstantin Brizhnichenko., under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Wikimedia Highlights, September 2014

Highlights from the Wikimedia Foundation Report and the Wikimedia engineering report for September 2014, with a selection of other important events from the Wikimedia movement

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Wikimedia Highlights, October 2014

1 New “Nearby” function in Wikipedia apps shows articles around you
2 All Wikimedia logos now under a free license
3 Using offline Wikipedia to guide tourists in Antarctica
4 Structured Commons project launches in Berlin
5 Wikipedia monument unveiled in Poland

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