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2010-05-11 06:25:00

A controversy is brewing over sexually explicit content available on the web encyclopedia Wikipedia and related sites. Co-founder Jimmy Wales has given up some of his site privileges following protests by contributors upset over him deleting images without consultation. Wales previously urged the removal of "pornographic" content from the user-generated site. This was after a complaint was filed about "child pornography" to the FBI from another Wikipedia co-founder. The estranged...

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2010-04-29 09:44:12

A co-founder of the Wikipedia online encyclopedia is accusing the website of knowingly posting pornographic cartoons or illustrations of underage children. In a letter written to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) earlier this month, Larry Sanger, who helped create Wikipedia but left the organization in 2002, specifically mentioned two entries--'pedophilia' and 'lolicon'--in the Wikipedia Commons section of the encyclopedia that are filled with at least 25 different explicit drawings...

2005-08-05 11:38:20

BERLIN (Reuters) - Wikipedia, the Web encyclopaedia written and edited by Internet users from all over the world, plans to impose stricter editorial rules to prevent vandalism of its content, founder Jimmy Wales was quoted as saying Friday. In an interview with German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Wales, who launched Wikipedia with partner Larry Sanger in 2001, said it needed to find a balance between protecting information from abuse and providing open access to improve entries. "There may...

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2005-08-05 11:35:00

BERLIN -- Wikipedia, the Web encyclopaedia written and edited by Internet users from all over the world, plans to impose stricter editorial rules to prevent vandalism of its content, founder Jimmy Wales was quoted as saying Friday. In an interview with German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Wales, who launched Wikipedia with partner Larry Sanger in 2001, said it needed to find a balance between protecting information from abuse and providing open access to improve entries. "There may soon be...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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