Author Archives: Brewster Kahle

A Few Advanced Search Tips

The Internet Archive’s search engine is based on Elastic Search and implemented by Aaron Ximm.  Learning how to use the search engine can help using the website, but also using the command line tools for working with the Internet Archive.  … Continue reading

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Books Donated for MacArthur Foundation 100&Change Challenge from BookMooch Users

Thank you to the people that are starting to send books to the Internet Archive to be digitized.  The Internet Archive digitizes already, but as semifinalists for a $100million grant from the MacArthur Foundation, we are ramping up. Our proposal … Continue reading

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KittenFeed– sometimes a suddenly popular site leverages the Wayback Machine

From of the leader of the Wayback Machine project: Lucy (17 year old girl from SF) setup TrumpScratch.com Press reports suggest she received a cease and desist letter from the Trump organization in New York (update: now that letter is contested). … Continue reading

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Apple Pie Potluck and Constitutional Law Teach-In — Friday Feb 17th 5:30-9PM

Initial information — more details to come: In honor of the General Strike: Constitutional Law Teach-in at the Internet Archive with EFF and Others EFF and other lawyers will lead a conversation about the current issues and threats in constitutional law. … Continue reading

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Upgraded Secure Communications Applications I am Now Using

I am upgrading the security of my communications while still being easy to use. I thought I would share what I currently use in case it is helpful to copy and I would appreciate comments. I want end-to-end encryption so … Continue reading

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Micropayments to Archive.org by using the Brave Browser (and bitcoin)

I hope Ted Nelson is proud. The Internet Archive just signed up for getting micropayments from participating Brave Browser users.  Brave Browser is an alt-browser for controlling ads, mostly, but they added a micropayments feature (beta). You need put in … Continue reading

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Would Like to Archive Government Web Services, not just Web Sites– Please help

Archiving .gov and .mil websites is going on now, with lots of help—but what if we could archive full government web services? This would mean keeping interactive sites that include databases and forms, available for future use even if the original … Continue reading

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Help Us Keep the Archive Free, Accessible, and Reader Private

The history of libraries is one of loss.  The Library of Alexandria is best known for its disappearance. Libraries like ours are susceptible to different fault lines: Earthquakes, Legal regimes, Institutional failure. So this year, we have set a new … Continue reading

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US Election Results

I am a bit shell shocked– I did not think the election would go the way it did.   I want to reassure everyone– we are safe– funding, mission, partners have no reason to change.   I find this reassuring, hopefully you … Continue reading

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Election Night at the Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is informally open to our employees, their families and friends, and our community to watch the election results next Tuesday night. This is a spur-of-the-moment invitation and an experiment. If there are enough people interested, we will … Continue reading

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