January 17, 2022

Internet Archive Announces Plan to Automatically Encrypt Users’ Communications

UPDATE: Official Blog Post on the Internet Archive Blog

From The NY Times:

The Internet Archive, one of the largest and most popular repositories of free books on the Internet through archive.org or openlibrary.org, is pushing back on this trend. The San Francisco nonprofit will announce on Thursday night that all of its users’ communications will be automatically encrypted. The archive has millions of free e-books.

Brewster Kahle, founder of the archive, said he was prompted to take this step by the revelations of Mr. Snowden, the National Security Agency leaker.

Read More of What Brewster Has to Say About this Program

Additional Details in this Report from the IDG News Service

See Also: New from Internet Archive: “NSA-Issues TV News Clip Library”

See Also: A New Tool for Webmasters from the Internet Archive

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.