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Russian parliament approves internet blacklist bill


July 12th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian parliament has approved a legislation to give the state powers to block blacklisted websites.The move has been criticised by internet freedom activists who ... Read more...

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Russian Wikipedia protests censorship plans


July 10th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian version of Wikipedia, the world's largest free online encyclopaedia, temporarily suspended work Tuesday protesting a bill that proposes a unified digital blacklist of ... Read more...

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Knowledge Graph: Google unleashes the Big Boy


May 17th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) After revolutionising the Internet, Google has now unleashed its next-generation technology - 'Knowledge Graph' - which can locate even more relevant information for you than ever ... Read more...

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Wikipedia entries full of factual errors, says researcher


April 18th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Sixty percent of Wikipedia articles about companies contain factual errors, according to a new research, which warned people not to rely on the website for accurate ... Read more...

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Encyclopaedia Britannica no more in print


March 14th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 14 (IANS) The iconic Encyclopaedia Britannica has announced the end of its 32-volume print edition in a bid to focus more on the online version.The move will put ... Read more...

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Wikipedia top rated for mental health information


February 16th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) Wikipedia is the most highly rated website for providing information on mental-health related topics, a study reveals.Researchers from the University of Melbourne assessed a range of ... Read more...

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Wikipedia, Google join anti-piracy bill protest (Lead)


January 18th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, went offline Wednesday, joining a daylong internet strike of over a dozen other websites, including Google, to protest proposed US laws purportedly ... Read more...

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Wikipedia shuts for 24 hours


January 18th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) Wikipedia, which describes itself as the largest encyclopaedia in human history, has blacked out its English-language site to protest proposed US anti-piracy laws."Imagine a world ... Read more...

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Wikipedia to shut for 24 hours, youngsters unaffected


January 17th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Wikipedia, popular community-edited online encyclopedia, may have decided to shut down its English version for 24 hours to garner support against the proposed US ... Read more...

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Wikipedia to shut down website for 24 hours


January 17th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Popular online encyclopaedia Wikipedia will voluntarily shut down for 24 hours Wednesday as a protest against internet piracy laws in the US. Co-founder Jimmy Wales said ... Read more...

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New technology automatically updates online data


November 30th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Nov 30 (IANS) Popular websites Wikipedia and Tripadvisor rely on public participation to build up their pool of information, in a process known as crowd data sourcing.Even though ... Read more...

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Google co-founder Brin donates $500,000 to Wikipedia


November 20th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 20 (IANS) The co-founder of Google, Sergei Brin, has donated $500,000 to Wikipedia's foundation, Wikimedia, the foundation said on its web site Saturday.Brin granted $500,000 from The Brin ... Read more...

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Wikipedia plans various initiatives in India


November 18th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) India would be the focus this year for Wikimedia Foundation, which runs the multilingual reference website Wikipedia, with plans for several initiatives to make knowledge more ... Read more...

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Maps on Wikipedia depict people’s view: Founder


November 18th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Addressing the first ever WikiConference in India, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales here Friday said the representation of maps on the free encyclopedia was in accordance with ... Read more...

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Mumbai to host first WikiConference in India


November 9th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) Aiming to tap the Indian community, the first WikiConference by the Wikimedia Foundation in this country will be hosted in Mumbai Nov 18, an official said.The ... Read more...

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John Brantley to miss crucial game because of injury


October 3rd, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Florida, Oct 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Florida Gators will miss quarterback John Brantley following his injury during the game against Alabama. It is currently not known the extent of injury but it is ... Read more...

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Last chance to view the Supernova


September 7th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Space watchers around the world will have the last chance to take a look at the new supernova on the 8th of September. The supernova is located ... Read more...

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Sarah Palin’s fans rewrite history on Wikipedia


June 7th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Boston, June 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sarah Palin sure has some diehard fans who will do anything for her, even rewrite history. During a Boston visit, Sarah Palin had mentioned Paul Revere’s midnight ... Read more...

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Wikipedia ‘a good source for political info’


April 15th, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): Wikipedia has become a reliable source for political information, according to a new study.Brigham Young University political scientist, who fact-checked biographical information and voting statistics, said his ... Read more...

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Wikipedia helps UK student diagnose his rare heart illness


April 1st, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 1 (ANI): A UK student, who was fobbed off by 10 doctors, has finally diagnosed his rare heart illness himself - thanks to Wikipedia.Edward Green, 26, spent eight years being ... Read more...

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UK academics want to turn Wikipedia into official research tool


March 23rd, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 23 (ANI): Students and academics at a world-leading London university have expressed their desire to turn Wikipedia into an official research tool.The newly formed Wikipedians at Imperial College said the ... Read more...

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Hand-held home learning device for students launched


March 8th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 8 (IANS) Hyderabad-based Edutor Technologies Tuesday launched Edutor Advantage e40, India's first hand-held home learning device for school students.After a six-month pilot project, the firm, floated by a ... Read more...

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Technology used in India to remove arsenic from groundwater heads to US


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): A pioneering technology used in India to remove arsenic from groundwater without using chemicals is being used to create safer drinking water in the United States.The technology-Subterranean Arsenic ... Read more...

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Angry Bieber fans attack Spalding’s online profile after Grammy upset


February 14th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): After Justin Bieber missed the Grammy Award for Best New Artist to Esperanza Spalding, his furious fans attacked an online biography about the jazz performer on Sunday.The little-known ... Read more...

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Shirish wants to direct Big B (Movie Snippets)


February 10th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Filmmaker Shrish Kunder has a very good script in hand and wants to cast Amitabh Bachchan in it and fulfil his long cherished dream of working ... Read more...

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Robots may soon get their own Internet


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): It seems robots are poised to have an equivalent of the Internet and Wikipedia, thanks to the efforts of some European scientists.They are currently developing a project ... Read more...

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Frustrated Kiwi fans term Black Caps Black Craps on Wikipedia


February 4th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Hamilton (New Zealand), Feb.4 (ANI): Frustrated with New Zealand's latest cricket failure against Pakistan, local fans have used the encyclopedia website Wikipedia to call the Black Caps Black Craps.The Black Caps' 41-run ... Read more...

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Wikipedia to recruit more women writers


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): Wikipedia is set to recruit more women contributors, after it was revealed that more that 85 percent of the articles are written by men.The Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit ... Read more...

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Facebook blames bug for Zuckerberg’s account ‘hacking’


January 27th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Social networking site Facebook has blamed 'a bug' for an odd posting purporting to come from founder Mark ZuckerbergThe cryptic message was posted to the Facebook fan ... Read more...

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3D mapping helping police fight Maoists in Jharkhand


January 16th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Jharkhand Police has adopted the latest technology of 3D mapping to to take on the Maoists in the state."The 3D mapping is helping us in getting familiar ... Read more...

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Wikipedia too complicated to edit, says founder Jimmy Wales


January 14th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia has said that the site is too complicated for many people to modify.Wales, 44, said the site, which bills itself as "the ... Read more...

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Wikimedia to open first non-US office in India


October 29th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29(ANI): Wikimedia Foundation, the owners of online encyclopedia Wikipedia, plans to open an office in India to take advantage of the country's open internet culture.The planned office, expected to open ... Read more...

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US govt using social networks to spy on citizens?


October 14th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Claims of the US government using social networks to spy on its citizens have emerged.The claims were made after an Electronics Frontier Foundation freedom of information request uncovered ... Read more...

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David Bruce McMahan In War With The Media


October 10th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar In a case that is sure to make some people squirm with disgust, the father who married his own daughter has now taken on the media for its remarks ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks founder Assange fights calls to step down


September 9th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept.9 (ANI): WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is fighting off calls to step down from the secretive site's administrators.Assange, the subject of a rape investigation in Sweden, has come under attack ... Read more...

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