Category Archives: News

The Future of Civil Discourse – Four Scenarios Imagined

by Katie Barrett and Lawrence Wilkinson Looking 10 years ahead, try and imagine a world without trust, but rife with monopolies. Walled gardens of tech giants solidify. The DOW and Nasdaq are up, civic engagement is low, surveillance is ubiquitous. … Continue reading

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Internet Archive Meets Pineapple Fund’s $1M Challenge

As the days wound down and our April 30 deadline drew near, supporters of the Internet Archive rallied to help us raise $1 million—the amount the Pineapple Fund pledged to match. Today, we are happy to announce: We Made It!  … Continue reading

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Spam Faxes and the Wonders of Ephemera

In 2002, a father in the UK gathered up a pile of fax paper from his fax machine and took it home. Was he looking at some treasured writings and gathered cultural touchstones and wanted to preserve them? No, he … Continue reading

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Addressing Recent Claims of “Manipulated” Blog Posts in the Wayback Machine

Some recent press stories (1, 2) have discussed archived blog posts of a prominent journalist, Joy Ann Reid, in the Wayback Machine and her claims that some of these posts were “manipulated” by an “unknown, external party”. This past December, … Continue reading

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SAVE THE DATE: Decentralized Web Summit 2018

In 2016, an early group of builders, policymakers, journalists and archivists gathered at the Internet Archive for the first Decentralized Web Summit to “Lock the Web Open” for good. A lot has happened since then! Today more than ever before, we understand … Continue reading

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Highlights from the Tribute to Cyberspace Philosopher, John Perry Barlow

by Lisa Rein On April 7, 2018, more than 500 people gathered at the Internet Archive for a symposium on the life and work of John Perry Barlow. The program included talks, discussions and Q & A sessions with many … Continue reading

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Google Summer of Code 2018: Thank you Google and welcome students!

The Internet Archive is grateful to Google for running their “Google Summer of Code” (GSoC) program, providing support for students and open source projects. This year the GSoC will support 5 students to work with the Internet Archive on the … Continue reading

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TV News Record: Recognizing Trump’s voice on TV, NYT & Axios coverage, + Ryan fact-check

A round up on what’s happening at the TV News Archive by Katie Dahl and Nancy Watzman. This week we explore cutting edge work by Joostware that moves us closer to solving the challenge of searching vast archives of video … Continue reading

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Software Help Requested to Segment Tracks on LP’s

Machine Learning + Music Lovers: the Internet Archive is seeking technical volunteers or interns or low-cost contractors with a passion for music to make an opensource software library capable of identifying which songs are on LPs (given a wave form … Continue reading

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TV News Record: Caption analyses, plus fact-checks on wall & immigrants

A round up on what’s happening at the TV News Archive by Katie Dahl and Nancy Watzman. This week we bring you analyses of cable TV news coverage and fact-checks of recent statements by President Donald Trump on immigration and … Continue reading

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