More than one million formerly broken links in the English Wikipedia have been updated to archived versions from the Wayback Machine, thanks to a partnership between the Internet Archive, and volunteers from the Wikipedia community, and the Wikimedia Foundation.... Read more

  1. Alan Turing legislation followed closely by Wikipedia editors

    Alan Turing public domain photo.

    Proposed legislation in the United Kingdom would pardon thousands of people who were convicted and cautioned under now abolished anti-homosexuality laws. Wikipedia editors are updating the relevant articles to give readers the historical context behind the Alan Turing-inspired legislation.... Read more

  2. A passion for hurricanes and video games: Brenden Moses

    Photo by
Evan-Amos, public domain.

    Brenden Moses joined Wikipedia at a very young age. In the past nine years, he has invested his interest in storms and other topics to contribute 177 quality articles on Wikipedia.... Read more

  3. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, September 2016

    Wikipedia Dispute Index a mixed bag; how motivations differ among contributor roles
    With contributions by: Piotr Konieczny, Morten Warncke-Wang and Tilman Bayer... Read more

  4. Battle of Mosul: Wikipedians around the globe are updating the article as the news unfolds

    Kurdish fighter in Mosul, March 2016.  Photo by Kurdishstruggle, CC BY-SA 2.0.

    We talked to the Wikipedian who has been following live updates on the Battle of Mosul and wanted to help document the news through Wikipedia.... Read more

  5. Wikimedia Foundation files petition against decision to extend the ‘right to be forgotten’ globally

    Photo by KatieTheBeau, CC BY 2.0.

    The Wikimedia Foundation has filed a petition with the French Supreme Court in support of access to knowledge.... Read more

  6. Community digest: Indian flora windfall for Commons, news in brief

    Photo by Jeevan Jose, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Thousands of new images are now available on Wikimedia Commons thanks to recent work from numerous Indian field biologists; Wikimedia Sweden wins social media prize; and more.... Read more

  7. Arctic temperatures are no match for this retiree and his camera

    Photo courtesy of Andreas Weith.

    “I am no doubt infected by the arctic virus,” Andreas Weith says. “I just can’t resist using every chance to go north … the only region of this earth where man’s influence is not really obvious and where nature still rules over everything else.”... Read more

  8. Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA update: appeal hearing scheduled

    Photo by Droid Gingerbread, CC BY 2.0..

    The next hearing in our case against the United States National Security Agency and others over the U.S. government’s Upstream surveillance practices will take place on December 8, 2016, at the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia.... Read more

  9. Wikimedia Foundation supports anonymous online speech in letter to California Supreme Court

    Photo by Adam Engelhart, CC BY-SA 2.0.

    The Wikimedia Foundation has filed a letter supporting anonymous online speech, asking the California Supreme Court to review a case about unmasking online commenters.... Read more