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        Kirsty
        Da Boss

        Brave Browser Integrates Wayback Machine to View Deleted Web Pages
        By Lawrence Abrams | February 26, 2020

         
        Brave Browser has now integrated the Wayback Machine to display web pages that have been removed from a web site or not available due to a web site issue.

        The Wayback Machine is a digital archive of the web that is operated by the nonprofit organization Archive.org. Using the Wayback Machine you can save snapshots of existing web pages for archival or retrieve archived versions to see changes over time or deleted pages.

        With today’s release of Brave Browser 1.4, when you visit a web page and it returns a ‘404 Not Found’ HTTP error code indicating that a page is missing, the browser will prompt you to load the page on the Archive.org’s Wayback Machine instead.

         
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      • #2171855 Reply
        Lars220
        AskWoody Lounger

        Thanks Kirsty, this is interesting news from Lawrence Abrams at Bleeping Computer.   The blog at  archive org  mentions that there are extension add-ons for  Safari, Chrome, and Firefox  web browsers.  Here are some quick links for reference:

        Brave Browser and the Wayback Machine: Working together to help make the Web more useful and reliable

        https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/wayback-machine_new/

        https://archive.org/web/

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        MrJimPhelps
        AskWoody_MVP

        This is an interesting development. I’ll bet Brave is the first browser to incorporate this feature directly into the browser. Sounds like a very useful feature.

        Group "L" (Linux Mint)
        with Windows 8.1 running in a VM
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          jabeattyauditor
          AskWoody Lounger

          The Chrome extension has been around for a long time, but you’re right – it’s not directly built-in to the browser.

          Hopefully, Brave offers an easy way to disable the function in the event the Internet Archive is ever compromised.

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