Re: [Wikimedia-l] Remember Wikipedia Zero.. Where is the research about the effects of its demise?

2019-12-08 Thread Tilman Bayer
It's a reasonable question, for which the Wiki-research-l mailing list
(CCed) might be a better venue.

There is some data at
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_Foundation_Audiences_Metrics_%26_Insights_Q1_2018-19.pdf
(not
a full analysis, highlighting just two example countries)

Regards, HaeB

On Sun, Nov 24, 2019 at 11:19 PM Gerard Meijssen 
wrote:

> Hoi,
> The BBC shows how dramatically expensive internet is in Africa.. For in my
> opinion local political reasons Wikipedia Zero has terminated. That is ok
> up to a point; the point being that we understand the consequences from
> this action.
>
> Given that our data is NOT local, people have to pay a premium. What are we
> going to do to compensate for expensive Wikipedia that replaced Wikipedia
> Zero? Did we study the effects or are we not interested in the consequences
> of our actions?
> Thanks,
>GerardM
>
> https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-50516888
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update on Wikimedia site and system outages

2019-12-08 Thread Tilman Bayer
Hi Benjamin and RhinosF1,

in the meantime, you could also check out the coverage in the September
edition of the Signpost:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2019-09-30/In_the_media


(I'm sure however that the Foundation's incident report
 will be more
detailed and informative, in particular regarding any significant changes
made to the traffic setup of Wikimedia sites and support obtained from
third-party companies.)

Regards, HaeB

On Sun, Oct 27, 2019 at 8:20 PM Heather Walls  wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> We hope to have something for you in the next few weeks.
>
> Regards,
> Heather
>
>
> On Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 2:13 PM Benjamin Ikuta 
> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > I am also curious about this.
> >
> >
> >
> > > On Oct 20, 2019, at 2:55 PM, RhinosF1 -  wrote:
> > >
> > > Any idea of when an incident report may come out?
> > >
> > > RhinosF1
> > > Wikimedia User & Incident Reporter
> > >
> > > On Fri, 20 Sep 2019 at 00:29, Heather Walls 
> > wrote:
> > >
> > >> Hello again,
> > >>
> > >> As a follow-up to my last note on the September 6th DDoS attack, we
> > wanted
> > >> to provide you with an update. There have been no further attacks in
> the
> > >> last week and our sites are now running normally. Our SRE team is
> > >> continuing to monitor the situation.
> > >>
> > >> Based on what we learned in this attack, our security and engineering
> > teams
> > >> are researching and putting together plans for more protection of our
> > >> infrastructure to address any potential attacks in the future.
> > >>
> > >> We appreciate everyone’s support, particularly the folks on the SRE
> > team,
> > >> in helping to restore access.
> > >>
> > >> Yours,
> > >> Heather
> > >>
> > >> On Sat, Sep 7, 2019 at 4:25 PM Heather Walls 
> > wrote:
> > >>
> > >>> Hello everyone,
> > >>>
> > >>> By now you are likely aware that the Wikimedia sites suffered from a
> > >>> relatively significant botnet driven DDOS attack on September 6th,
> > taking
> > >>> them offline in several countries throughout the day. This primarily
> > >>> affected Wikipedia access in Europe and the Middle East. We posted a
> > >> short
> > >>> update of the event on our website.[1]
> > >>>
> > >>> I would like to thank everyone who stepped up to support the
> > restoration
> > >>> of our projects, including the fast reporting of community members
> > >>> throughout the world and our security and engineering teams who
> worked
> > >> long
> > >>> hours to address many complex issues surrounding the attack and our
> > >>> response—the Site Reliability Engineering team in particular.
> > >>>
> > >>> The Wikimedia Foundation leadership team is proud to work with such
> > >>> talented and dedicated staff and supporters.
> > >>>
> > >>> Yours,
> > >>> Heather
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>> 1.
> > >>>
> > >>
> >
> https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/2019/09/07/malicious-attack-on-wikipedia-what-we-know-and-what-were-doing/
> > >>>
> > >>> "Today, Wikipedia was hit with a malicious attack that has taken it
> > >>> offline in several countries for intermittent periods. The attack is
> > >>> ongoing and our Site Reliability Engineering team is working hard to
> > stop
> > >>> it and restore access to the site.
> > >>>
> > >>> As one of the world’s most popular sites, Wikipedia sometimes
> attracts
> > >>> “bad faith” actors. Along with the rest of the web, we operate in an
> > >>> increasingly sophisticated and complex environment where threats are
> > >>> continuously evolving. Because of this, the Wikimedia communities and
> > >>> Wikimedia Foundation have created dedicated systems and staff to
> > >> regularly
> > >>> monitor and address risks. If a problem occurs, we learn, we improve,
> > and
> > >>> we prepare to be better for next time.
> > >>>
> > >>> We condemn these sorts of attacks. They’re not just about taking
> > >> Wikipedia
> > >>> offline. Takedown attacks threaten everyone’s fundamental rights to
> > >> freely
> > >>> access and share information. We in the Wikimedia movement and
> > Foundation
> > >>> are committed to protecting these rights for everyone.
> > >>>
> > >>> Right now, we’re continuing to work to restore access wherever you
> > might
> > >>> be reading Wikipedia in the world. We’ll keep you posted."
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>> --
> > >>>
> > >>> Heather Walls (she/her)
> > >>>
> > >>> Chief Creative Officer
> > >>> Wikimedia Foundation
> > >>> https://wikimediafoundation.org
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >>
> > >> Heather Walls (she/her)
> > >>
> > >> Chief Creative Officer
> > >>
> > >> Wikimedia Foundation 
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[Wikimedia-l] Что вас радует на этой неделе? / What's making you happy this week? (Week of 8 Dec 2019)

2019-12-08 Thread Pine W
Hello,

In the light of recent suggestions that these emails become shorter, this
week I will share only two comments of my own.

* I am thankful for useful feedback regarding these emails.

* I am thankful to someone who did a random act of kindness for me. Their
action felt like gentle sunshine amidst many challenges.


*Regarding translations*

* Additional translations of the subject line of this email would be
appreciated on Meta
. Thanks to
Amire80  for the Russian
translation.



*Your turn*


* What’s making you happy this week? You are welcome to write in any
language. You are also welcome to start a WMYHTW thread next week.



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