Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Internet Archive to safeguard its collection in Canada because of Trump


While many have threatened to move to Canada in the wake of the election, the Internet Archive is actually doing it.

The nonprofit, which runs the Wayback Machine and other online archives, announced Tuesday that it would be soliciting donations in order to create a copy of its collections in Canada.

In a somber update posted on its website, founder Brewster Kahle cited the need for "keeping our cultural materials safe, private and perpetually accessible" and "preparing for a Web that may face greater restrictions" amid mounting government surveillance.  Read more...

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