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Jimmy Wales

Jimmy Donal “Jimbo” Wales ( /ˈdoʊnəl ˈweɪlz/; born August 7, 1966) is an American Internet entrepreneur and a co-founder and promoter of the online ... More »Jimmy Donal “Jimbo” Wales ( /ˈdoʊnəl ˈweɪlz/; born August 7, 1966) is an American Internet entrepreneur and a co-founder and promoter of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia. Wales was born in Huntsville, Alabama in the U.S. and he attended Randolph School, a university-preparatory school, then earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in finance. While in graduate school, he taught at two universities, but left before completing a Ph.D. in order to take a job in finance and later worked as the research director of a Chicago futures and options firm. In 1996, he and two partners founded Bomis, a male-oriented web portal featuring entertainment and adult content. The company would provide the initial funding for the peer-reviewed free encyclopedia Nupedia (2000–2003) and its successor, Wikipedia. In 2001, with Larry Sanger and others, Wales helped launch Wikipedia, a free, open content encyclopedia that enjoyed rapid growth and popularity, and as Wikipedia’s public profile grew, he became... [ Wikipedia ]

World Cup 2014 diary: Boost in store for the matchday sub club

The online encyclopedia’s co-founder Jimmy Wales, who is normally a stern critic of such stunts, appreciated the humour. “I do NOT APPROVE of vandalizing wikipedia for comedic effect. But this is exquisite,” Wales tweeted. A White House petition is also calling for the Washington ...

Tim Howard Now U.S. Secretary of Defense, According to Wikipedia

All 16 Of Tim Howard's Saves, In One Video All 16 Of Tim Howard's Saves, In One Video All 16 Of Tim Howard's Saves, In One Video The U.S. is out of the World Cup, but Tim Howard's legendary performance will be remembered… Read moreRead on Even Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, who normally ...

This Week In The Digital Panopticon: Google And The Right To Be Forgotten

It has been vocally attacked as “censorship of knowledge” by the likes of Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales, who has since become a member of a Google advisory committee on privacy created following the ECJ ruling to help the company weigh the issues at hand. But even people you might expect to ...

Google admits to errors over Guardian 'right to be forgotten' link deletions

Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia founder and internet campaigner, will sit on the panel, as will Le Monde's editorial director, Sylvie Kauffmann, and the UN special rapporteur Frank La Rue. The advisory council would take evidence from appropriate bodies and interest groups, as well as hold ...

What is Google deleting under the 'right to be forgotten'

Jimmy Wales says it is. According to Wikipedia, censorship is "the suppression of speech, public communication or other information which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, politically incorrect or inconvenient as determined by governments, media outlets, authorities or ...

UK news organisations criticise Google over implementation of new law

" Jimmy Wales, one of the members of a committee formed by Google to examine how to implement the ECJ ruling, commented on Twitter about Peston's experience: "This is what I have been saying. Censoring Google is censoring the press. " However Julia Powles, a law researcher at Cambridge ...

Right to be forgotten: Google accused of deliberately misinterpreting court decision to stoke public...

... ridiculous and detrimental to freedom of the press in Europe.” And Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, a member of an expert panel set up by Google to help it deal with the controversy, slammed the European ruling as “an utter and complete disaster” and branded it “a major human rights violation”...

Google deletes MailOnline searches about lying referee as 'right to be forgotten' kicks in on Europe...

Internet pioneer Jimmy Wales, who created Wikipedia, said the system was doomed to fail because of this fact. Thousands of people have applied to have embarrassing information about them removed from searches. Large amounts of material could disappear from public reach as a direct ...

Top Tech Execs Email Tricks

Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, had the following to say about the Amazon CEO's email strategy: "Jeff Bezos once told me that he tells everyone that if you email him, you'll get an answer either within 10 minutes, or never. He's a funny guy, so this was a joke, but in my ...

Right to be forgotten: Google may hate it, but we're dangerously close to making it work

To help implement the series of Google has enlisted a series of advisors including Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and Luciano Floridi, Professor of philosophy and ethics of information at the University of Oxford, to assist it in implementing the right to be forgotten in practice. The ...

If These Fans Get Their Wish, Ronald Reagan National Airport Will Be Renamed After Tim Howard

Even Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales was amused, calling the update "exquisite. " Based in San Francisco, Alice Truong is Fast Company's West Coast correspondent...

U.S. loses in World Cup game, but goalie Tim Howard wins Internet (Photos)

Wikipedia's founder, Jimmy Wales took to Twitter giving the entries a thumbs up, while still turning down vandalism of the site. Also, a petition is place to rename a local airport in honor of the goalkeeper. A White House petition aims to rename Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport ...

Wikipedia finally bans middle-aged pervert

It took Jimmy Wales only a matter of minutes to install the software that would become Wikipedia. But it took years for another of Jimmy Wales' creations, Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee, to finally ban a middle-aged creep who had been caught years ago prowling for pre-teen ...

How Google Deliberately Broke UK Law to Highlight Problems with 'Right to be Forgotten' Ruling

And isn't Google advisory board member Jimmy Wales the one who called the ruling ridiculous? So what was really happening? Well, it seems as if Google is trying to pull a bit of a PR stunt with its actions this week. By seeming to comply completely with the European Court of Justice ...

Google to Tour Europe to Discuss Privacy

Other members are Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, who has been a vocal critic of Europe’s so-called right to be forgotten, and several European data protection experts, including José Luis Piñar, a former Spanish privacy regulator. Google, which announced the creation of the ...

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