Censure & Wikipedia: Concluding comments

We would like to wrap up this category with some observations about the blockings and speculate about their repercussion on the future of Wikipedia. The reason for the blocking is: “Because it (the links) appears to be mainly intended or used for publicity and/or promotional purposes” We believe there is a double standard in the […]

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Hacktivism:

Alive and well The inside of a gray office building located in downtown Vienna Austria is busy with 24/7 hacktivity. The “hacker space” called Metalab is filled with people constantly searching security gaps in servers of major corporations and governments and informing them about their vulnerability. The hackers are also involved making Wi-Fi accessible to […]

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Benoît Mandelbrot,

Novel Mathematician, Dies at 85 by Jascha Hoffman, New York Times Benoît B. Mandelbrot, a maverick mathematician who developed the field of fractal geometry and applied it to physics, biology, finance and many other fields, died on Thursday in Cambridge, Mass. He was 85. The cause was pancreatic cancer, his wife, Aliette, said. He had […]

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