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Netizen Report: Malicious Attack Takes Wikipedia Offline

Technology and human rights news from around the world.“Hacker” by the Preiser Project via Flickr. (CC BY 2.0) The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in technology and...
Related topics: Human Rights, Hackers, Computer Security, Flickr

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The Inconsistent Mythology Around A Race That Gave New York The Rights To Staten Island Over New...

Upon reading a Wikipedia article that explained how New York won the rights to Staten Island over New Jersey by a boat race, a dogged CGP Grey decided to seek further evidence about said race. He first contacted the Conference House on Staten...

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"7:24: Members Of Congress Join On The Steps Of The United States Capitol And Sing "god...

From the Wikipedia 9/11 timeline.

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"7:35: Atta And Al-omari Board American Airlines Flight 11."

From the 9/11 timeline (at Wikipedia).
Related topics: American Airlines

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The Wikimedia Foundation Taps $2.5m From Craig Newmark To Beef Up Its Security

Last week, users around the world found Wikipedia down after the online, crowdsourced encyclopedia became the target of a massive, sustained DDoS attack — one that it is still actively fighting several days later (even though the site is now...

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Hacked Wikipedia Page Smears Prageru With Vulgar Description

Big Tech companies like Facebook and YouTube would like users to believe Wikipedia is the ultimate objective source of information. But a recent hack proves that contention false. On conservative organization PragerU’s Wikipedia page, the logo...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media

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What Sega’s Dreamcast Launch Keynote Would Have Looked Like, 20 Years Ago

For a brief period 20 years ago, this was console gaming's state-of-the-art. (credit: Wikipedia) We originally ran this piece five years ago, on a day when the 15th birthday of Sega's Dreamcast coincided with a major Apple keynote event. In honor...

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Wikipedia Knocked Offline In Europe After 'malicious Attack'

A large scale "malicious attack" has knocked out access to Wikipedia across parts of Europe and the Middle East, according to multiple reports and the Wikimedia Foundation.  Wikipedia has been experiencing intermittent outages today as a...

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"the Hammock As An Icon Of America Herself: Engraving By Theodor Galle After Stradanus, Ca...

From the Wikipedia article "Hammock":Spanish colonists noted the use of the hammock by Native Americans, particularly in the West Indies, at the time of the Spanish conquest. Columbus, in the narrative of his first voyage, says: “A great many...

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Geek Trivia: In 1981, It Would Take You Two Hours To Download What?

In 1981, It Would Take You Two Hours To Download What? Wikipedia The Morning Paper DOS Updates Stock PricesThink you know the answer?

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Temperature Logging On The Last Frontier

In Alaska, the impact of climate change is easy to see. Already the melting permafrost is shifting foundations and rocking roads. Hotter summers are also turning food caches from refrigerators into ovens. A permanent food cache. Via...

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The Virtue Of Patience

Our portfolio company Duolingo is known for their super popular language learning app. According to Wikipedia over 300mm people all over the world have used Duolingo. Back in May 2014, Duolingo launched something called the Duolingo Test Center....

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Bozell & Graham Column: The Media's Massive Credibility Problem

On her weekly Sinclair TV show Full Measure on August 18, former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson interviewed pollster Scott Rasmussen about journalists’ standing in the public square. They’re about as trusted as Wikipedia, the...

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Everything You Need To Know About Disney+

Disney/Wikipedia Disney+ is set to launch on November 12th, and it’s going to be a very big deal. The new streaming service will be filled with exclusive Disney content, and its $6.99 price tag makes it an attractive alternative to Netflix. Of...
Related topics: Disney, Netflix

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How ‘the Equal Edit’ Campaign Is Improving Gender Equality In Swedish History On Wikipedia

During history lessons at school, we were taught about conflicts, innovation, and resolutions that made the world what it is today — without telling the stories of the other half the population. History really has been “his story” — it was...

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This May Be A Little To "inside Baseball"... (inside Wisconsin Baseball... Wisconsin And...

https://t.co/MCRzC1Kpv9— Bill Deno (@bill_deno) August 18, 2019That was a long and harrowing game last night. Eric Thames had the winning home run in the 14th inning.Here's the Wikipedia article "Inside baseball (metaphor)":In American slang, the...

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Ben Shapiro Thinks It's Your Fault You Need Two Jobs

Before even getting into the clip, let's quickly review Ben Shapiro's biography, courtesy of Wikipedia:read more
Related topics: Biographies

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Ghislaine Maxwell On Girls She Recruited For Epstein: ‘they’re Nothing, They Are Trash’

Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) (Image: Wikipedia)   Several former acquaintances of Ghislaine Maxwell’s from the rarefied circles in which she once traveled spoke to Vanity Fair’s Vanessa Grigoriadis. From their comments, a...
Related topics: Vanity Fair

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Choose Your Alliances: Tarantino Latest Victim Of Woke Police

Uma Thurman as “The Bride” from Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill” film series. (Image: Wikipedia) Be careful the approval you seek, Quentin Tarantino. In the latest dispatch from the annals of “We’re woke and...
Related topics: Quentin Tarantino

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What Are Stocks? What Are Bonds?

Max writes in: Can you explain what the difference between stocks and bonds are? Tried to read up on this on Wikipedia and other sites but it’s not clicking. I’ve explained what a stock is in the past, but it never hurts to dig into a...

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