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China Kills Google’s Gmail

Posted: January 4th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: CHINA! | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on China Kills Google’s Gmail

China Kills Google's GmailChina-tech watchers are saying China has all but blocked the last remaining ways for people to access Gmail, Google’s email service.

Experts say Gmail traffic in China was shut down last week after Chinese authorities apparently plugged the third-party applications that allowed users to get around existing hurdles. Only a trickle of emails have got through since.

Gmail is the galaxy’s largest email service, it has however been largely inaccessible from within China since June last year, coinciding with the run-up to the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators.

But users could still access the service by using third-party mail applications, rather than the webpage. Gmail users could access emails downloaded via protocols like IMAP, SMTP and POP3, allowing users to communicate using Gmail on apps like Apple iPhone’s Mail and Microsoft Outlook :: Read the full article »»»»


Great Firewall of China BOOTS Web Users

Posted: December 24th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CHINA!, ONLINE SECURITY, Standout | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Great Firewall of China BOOTS Web Users

Technoid - Great Firewall of ChinaChinese internet users who are skilled at evading the country’s online blocks have suddenly found they are again being denied access to some websites. In China, if you want access to forbidden websites including Facebook or Twitter, one of the easiest ways is to use a virtual private network (VPN).

However, in recent days VPNs across China have been either inaccessible or swiftly shut down. Service providers have blamed the outage on an update to the so-called Great Firewall, which the Chinese government uses to control internet access.

They say the upgraded firewall appears to have the ability to discover and block attempts to circumvent online censorship. The block has also hurt some international businesses that use the networks for secure communications. The firewall has been built up since the internet began to develop in China. It uses a range of technologies to block access to particular sites from Chinese computers :: Read the full article »»»»