Indian government blocks internetarchief Wayback Machine

Indian government blocks internetarchief Wayback Machine

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The Wayback Machine, a website with old versions of web pages to questions are, is in India blocked at the expense of the government.

Who is the site trying to visit gets to read that the page is not accessible by an action of the ministry of Telecommunications, reports India Today on Wednesday.

The Wayback Machine is part of the Internet Archive, a non-profit organization that is trying to access the internet as much as possible, to archive. Since 2001 through the Wayback Machine copies of web pages stored; often, it is the only way to old and now-deleted pages still to be seen.

The Indian government has not responded to questions about the blockade. The Internet Archive says “disappointed and concerned”, and hope that the access will be restored.

India blocks more pornography and torrentwebsites. According to a recent report by Human Rights Watch, the government is also becoming more common for (parts of) the internet to temporarily go offline, for example during periods of unrest in the border region of Kashmir.

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