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Our collective attention span is narrowing, and this effect goes beyond social media as it can be seen across diverse domains including books, web searches, and movies. Photograph: iStock

Scientists have measured for the first time the extent to which the effects of social media and a hectic news cycle have undermined the attention span(...)

A Google sign at the China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference in Shanghai. Google is developing a censored Chinese version of its search engine. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Hypocrisy season is in full swing for Big Tech. Not that it ever fully abates – it’s never all that difficult to find some random, telltale mismatch b(...)

The European Parliament in Strasbourg. Members of the parliament on Thursday opted to reject a copyright law which now has to go back to tripartite discussions. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

The European Parliament has narrowly voted to reject draft reforms to the EU’s copyright laws, delivering a partial victory for campaigners including (...)

Jimmy Wales at TCD: “We need to pay journalists to continue to do something that often isn’t much fun because it is from local reporting that big stories often emerge.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

“It is a really good time to own a construction company and be the brother-in-law of the mayor of a big city,” according to Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy(...)

Jimmy Wales will appear at a public event in Trinity College Dublin on October 26th as part of Ireland’s Internet Day

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is to visit Dublin late next month to discuss the fight against fake news and how evidence-based journalism can help to (...)

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales: is launching a crowd-funded news service to help combat fake news.

Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia, is launching a new online publication which will aim to fight fake news by pairing professional journalists (...)

Kyckr, a fintech start-up founded by Irishman Rob Leslie, has raised about AUS$5 million (€3.4 million) after listing on the Australian Securities Ex(...)

Illustration: Tom Mathews

That memory is vital for learning is fundamental. Long-term memory is a central and dominant feature of cognition, and all aspects of seeing, heari(...)

A National Security Agency (NSA) data gathering facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. Wikimedia and other rights groups have filed a lawsuit against the agency challenging one of its mass surveillance programmes. Photograph: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

The US National Security Agency (NSA) is being sued by Wikimedia and other groups challenging one of its mass surveillance programmes, that they alleg(...)

As we all know, part of Wikipedia’s functionality is its organised, categorised and linked webpages (I’ve lots hours to the art of “wikisurfing” from (...)

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