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Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales wanted to save journalism. He didn't

Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales wanted to save journalism. He didn't

When it launched in 2017, WikiTribune had a bold plan to rewrite the journalism rulebook. Less than a year later it had laid off all its editorial staff after burning through hundreds of thousands of pounds. What went wrong? “Jimmy’s frame of reference about journalism is that it’s easy, it’s just a nice turn of phrase. That comes from believing that the wiki-way means you can do anything.” In 2017, Jimmy “Jimbo” Wales – the Wikipedia cofounder whose plaintive face used to haunt the free encyclopedia’s homepage during fundraising campaigns – decided to save journalism. As an avid consumer...

December 2, 2019
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The UK Is Trying to Stop Facebook's End-to-End Encryption

The UK Is Trying to Stop Facebook's End-to-End Encryption

planning a new attack on with the Home Office set to spearhead efforts designed to from further rolling out the technology to its messaging apps.WIRED UKThis story originally appeared on . Home Secretary Priti Patel is planning to deliver a keynote speech at a child protection charity’s event focused on exposing the perceived ills of end-to-end encryption and asking for stricter regulation of the technology. At the same time a new report will say that technology companies need to do more to protect children online.Patel will headline an April 19 roundtable organized by the National Society...

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The Home Office is preparing another attack on encryption

The Home Office is preparing another attack on encryption

TRIAL OFFERPrint + digital, only £19 for a yearLoading...0/0Welcome to WIRED UK. This site uses cookies to improve your experience and deliver personalised advertising. You can at any time or find out more by reading our .The UK is planning a new attack on end-to-end encryption, with the Home Office set to spearhead efforts designed to discourage Facebook from further rolling out the technology to its messaging apps.Home Secretary Priti Patel is planning to deliver a keynote speech at a child protection charity’s event focused on exposing the perceived ills of end-to-end encryption and...

Mar 31
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A blockchain tweak could fix crypto’s colossal energy problem

A blockchain tweak could fix crypto’s colossal energy problem

TRIAL OFFERPrint + digital, only £19 for a yearLoading...0/0Welcome to WIRED UK. This site uses cookies to improve your experience and deliver personalised advertising. You can at any time or find out more by reading our .You just have to doom-scroll through your Twitter feed to realise that the last few weeks have been a turbulent period in cryptocurrency. Non-fungible tokens , units of crypto purportedly acting as simulacra of digital objects ranging from digital artworks to in-video-game weapons, to tweets, to farts, have exploded in notoriety, seeping well into the mainstream. (You can...

Mar 22
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The UK Is Trying to Stop Facebook's End-to-End Encryption

The UK Is Trying to Stop Facebook's End-to-End Encryption

planning a new attack on with the Home Office set to spearhead efforts designed to from further rolling out the technology to its messaging apps.WIRED UKThis story originally appeared on . Home Secretary Priti Patel is planning to deliver a keynote speech at a child protection charity’s event focused on exposing the perceived ills of end-to-end encryption and asking for stricter regulation of the technology. At the same time a new report will say that technology companies need to do more to protect children online.Patel will headline an April 19 roundtable organized by the National Society...

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NFTs Boom as Collectors Shell Out to ‘Own’ Digital Art

NFTs Boom as Collectors Shell Out to ‘Own’ Digital Art

CryptoKitties. In December 2017, the dopey-looking cartoon cats, created by Canadian company Dapper Labs, debuted as tradable collectibles, like Pokémon cards for the bitcoin era. Each image was associated with a unique string of digits—a cryptocurrency “non-fungible token,” or NFT—that could be traded on the Ethereum platform as a title deed granting the holder ownership of a particular kitty.WIRED UKThis story originally appeared on .The trading game quickly caught on among the crypto-initiated, so much so that CryptoKitties-related transactions clogged and slowed down Ethereum. That was...

Feb 27
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European Football Clubs Are Turning to AI for an Assist

European Football Clubs Are Turning to AI for an Assist

Europe’s most prestigious football clubs to trust it with their data—now, it plans to use that information to help them win more games. Founded by Serguei Beloussov, a Russian-born Singaporean serial entrepreneur with a taste for bow ties, Acronis provides data storage, backup, and cyber-protection services to businesses in over 150 countries. WIRED UKThis story originally appeared on .In the last few years, the company has landed contracts with football heavyweights including Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool, and Inter Milan—backing up thousands of hours of footage of each club’s...

June 21, 2020
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This startup is working to bring full anonymity to the internet

This startup is working to bring full anonymity to the internet

TRIAL OFFERPrint + Digital Only £1Loading...0/0Welcome to WIRED UK. This site uses cookies to improve your experience and deliver personalised advertising. You can at any time or find out more by reading our .Dave Hrycyszyn had never used Facebook, until Facebook hired him. “At Facebook, your office login is your Facebook account,” says Hrycyszyn. “I'm probably one of the very few people who ever had to create a Facebook account in order to work at Facebook.”Hrycyszyn, a Canadian coder expert in computer security, had joined the social media behemoth in February 2019 alongside several other...

June 12, 2020
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The bitcoin elite are spending millions on collectable memes

The bitcoin elite are spending millions on collectable memes

TRIAL OFFERPrint + digital, only £19 for a yearLoading...0/0Welcome to WIRED UK. This site uses cookies to improve your experience and deliver personalised advertising. You can at any time or find out more by reading our .It started with CryptoKitties. In December 2017, the dopey-looking cartoon cats, created by Canadian company Dapper Labs, debuted as tradable collectibles, like Pokémon cards for the bitcoin era. Each image was associated with a unique string of digits – a cryptocurrency “non-fungible token” or NFT – that could be traded on the Ethereum blockchain platform as a title deed...

Feb 22
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