News tagged: The Internet Archive
India has blocked the Internet Archive and it hasn't given an explanation for the move. The long-running service, most known for the Wayback Machine, provides access to 300 billion archived web pages. It's a very useful resource and regularly provides access to important info.
To make sure the Trump administration doesn't try to hide public documents, the Internet Archive is building a massive database of files from various government websites. Since fall 2016, the organization has saved over 200 TB of data. 40 million PDFs are among the documents.
Due to some uncertainty caused by the election of Donald Trump, The Internet Archive has announced it will build a Canadian copy of its library. It has begun accepting donations for the Internet Archive of Canada, which will store billions of pieces of content.
Thousands of games from Commodore's decades-old Amiga computer have been made available by the Internet Archive. All of the games are playable either through a web browser or through an emulator. Among the titles are games like Batman: The Movie and Double Dragon.
Mozilla is trying out a new feature on its Test Pilot platform that replaces 404s with archived versions of webpages. While you won't be seeing the latest content from the site, Firefox will at least show you something other than a largely useless error page.
The Wayback Machine, a tool that lets people view archived versions of web pages, is going to be modernized in 2017. Using a grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, The Internet Archive is going to rebuild the entire tool and "improve the scope and quality" of pages.
Playing old video games from the 1970s and 1980s is a complicated process, but The Internet Archive has been making things easier. The latest initiative from the group is called The Internet Arcade, and it has launched with more than 900 games available for play
Have you ever wished if you could check out how a website looked like on a given day in some year? Well, the Wayback Machine, maintained by The Internet Archive has you covered there. The Wayback Machine recently crossed 410 billion indexed web pages.