Msg#: 4517624 posted 9:44 pm on Nov 9, 2012 (gmt 0)
the Chinese government has blocked access to Google.com, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Docs, Google Analytics, Google Drive, and many other Google services as the Communist Party of China holds the 18th Party Congress. Google has confirmed the block with The Next Web, and a Google spokesperson offered the following statement: “We’ve checked and there’s nothing wrong on our end.” [thenextweb.com...]
Msg#: 4517624 posted 1:49 pm on Nov 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
What I'm having a hard time grasping is the lack of coverage on this story here in the U.S., I have yet to see a story about this on any mainstream media outlet. Am I wrong in thinking this is a big deal? Does google not generate significant revenue in China? Shouldn't this be of interest to investors?
Msg#: 4517624 posted 2:05 pm on Nov 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
If you click through to the story, you'll see this update from Nov 11
The DNS poisoning that was imposed on most Google websites yesterday appears to have been lifted. The blocking was likely reversed some time this morning. Due to the nature of DNS there is a delay before this trickles down to every ISP and every computer so if you still cannot access Google in China it’s likely just a question of time. You can also try to flush your DNS cache and it should work again. Even though the blocking of Google Search may only have lasted for 12 hours or so, it was likely the single one decision by the Great Firewall authorities affecting the most users ever.