Wikipedia will begin encrypting communications for all its users all over the world. Such encryption should make it really, really difficult for surveillance systems to monitor what people are searching, reading, or editing by tapping connections.

A report in The Guardian by its technology editor Charles Arthur, quotes Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, as saying the free online encyclopedia will enforce encryption so that people cannot be spied on as they access information.

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