French Intelligence Agency Forces Removal of Wikipedia Entry
saibot834 writes "The French domestic intelligence agency DCRI has forced a Wikipedia administrator to delete an article about a local military base. The administrator, who is also the president of Wikimédia France, has been threatened by the agency with immediate reprisals after his initial refusal to comply. Following a discussion on the administrator's noticeboard, the article (which is said to violate a law on the secrecy of the national defense) has been reinstated by a foreign user. Prior to pressuring the admin, DCRI contacted the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF), which refused to remove the article. WMF claimed the article only contained publicly available information, in accordance with Wikipedia's verifiability policy. While the consequences for Wikimedia's community remain unclear, one thing is certain: The military base article – now available in English – will get more public awareness than ever before."
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"Traveller community" member and ex-partner held in connection with Mohamed Merah's March shooting spree in Toulouse.
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I'm not sure the world is crying out for more social media analytics, but France-based Kima Ventures obviously thinks it is. Today, the early-stage VC fund owned by Xavier Niel and Jeremie Berrebi, has announced that it's invested €100,000 in the French startup ShoorK, which is developing a range of social media analytics tools for brands, community managers and agencies.
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PARIS/MILAN (Reuters) - French luxury and retail group PPR and Italian online fashion retailer Yoox have created a joint venture to sell some of PPR's leather bags to a growing online community as...
Found more than 1 month ago on channel Reuters