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The visually impaired may soon have an audio version of Wikipedia

Wikipedia really is for everyone, and that includes people who are unable to read printed text. Thanks to a new open source project, the people's encyclopedia is adding a text to speech synthesis that will allow for certain Wiki entries to…
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Wikipedia’s new iOS app is easier to use than its website

Wikipedia has released a new version of its iOS app, placing focus on personalization and aiming to offer content to users based on their previous interests. The app also now supports 3D Touch, offering a home screen quick access menu.
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The new Wikimedia Endowment will try to keep Wikipedia free for another 15 years

The Wikimedia Foundation has just launched the Wikimedia Endowment, which will serve as a “permanent safekeeping fund” that hopes to diminish Wikipedia's reliance upon ad hoc donations. The goal is to raise $100 million over the next…
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These are the top 25 Wikipedia articles of 2015

Last year, Wikipedia logged more than 5 million articles in English, an impressive achievement nearly 15 years in the making (the site was born back in 2001). And in 2015, these were the 25 most-read articles.
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Beneath every presidential candidate’s Wikipedia page lies a vicious tug-of-war

Wikipedia was founded as an unbiased source of information online, but how does the site counteract the influence of contributors' political leanings on entries pertaining to presidential hopefuls?
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Judge dismisses Wikimedia v. NSA lawsuit, says plaintiff arguments are based on speculation

In what's sure to be one of the most important cases of our time, the Wikimedia foundation has officially filed suit against the NSA in hopes of dismantling the agency's mass surveillance programs
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Wikipedia switches to default encryption for its crowdsourced encyclopedia

Wikipedia and its associated sites are going encrypted — that makes it much harder for anyone to spy on your browsing patterns or limit which pages you can and can't see on the site.
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Wikipedia looks back on 2014 in its first ever annual video

Wikipedia has pulled together a ton of site contributions from over the past 12 months to create a video offering a lightning look at 2014 and to celebrate all the effort that goes into building and maintaining the popular online…
Photography

Wikimedia refuses claim to delete a selfie taken by a monkey

Potentially a case for the legal system, a British wildlife photographer is in a dispute with the owners of Wikipedia over the validity of a copyright on a picture that was taken by a primate.
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Tweetbot catches Russia making edits to Flight MH17 Wikipedia entry

After Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was brought down from the skies on Thursday, the debate continues to rage over who was responsible — and part of that debate is playing out on Wikipedia.
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Follow @CongressEdits to see Wikipedia edits from the Capitol

A new Twitter account reveals all of the Wikipedia edits made anonymously from within the US Senate and House of Representatives, an attempt to improve transparency according to its creator.
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Wikipedia adding voice recordings to famous people’s pages

A new Wikipedia project aims to record the voices of notable figures so that future generations can hear what they sounded like. Stephen Fry has contributed one of the first clips to the site.