Tuesday, August 8, 2017

India has blocked the Internet Archive nationwide and won’t say why

The Indian government is no stranger to cutting off access to websites for its citizens as and when it sees fit, and to doing so without notifying users. While it’s previously obstructed access to porn sites, GitHub and WordPress.com, it’s latest stunt is perhaps the most audacious to date: blocking the Internet Archive. Also known as the Wayback Machine, this invaluable resource has been around for two decades and hosts a searchable trove of more than 300 billion web pages, including those that are no longer available at their last-known addresses. The block appears to affect only certain ISPs at…

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