Verizon/Yahoo Blocking All Attempts to Archive.org Groups. Deletion: Dec.14

Yahoo banned all the email addresses that the Archive Team volunteers had been using to join Yahoo Groups in order to download data. Verizon has also made it impossible for the Archive Team to continue using semi-automated scripts ... which means each group must be re-joined one by one, an impossible task...

HN discussion:

news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

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@dredmorbius

archive team is distinct from archive.org, they're a bunch of assholes who don't care if people don't want their personal content archived

@dredmorbius

they have a whole page on their wiki saying "fuck robots.txt I don't care if you don't want you're content archived"

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