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Google Quietly Removes Censorship Warning Feature For Users In China

9:28 am on Jan 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Google Bows Down To Chinese Government On Censorship [en.greatfire.org]

Sometime between December 5 and December 8 last year, Google made a surprising decision that hasn't yet been reported. They decided to remove a feature which had previously informed users from China of censored keywords. At the same time, they deleted the help article which explained how to use the feature. This indicates a new development in the relationship between the Chinese government and Google.

Google Quietly Removes Censorship Warning Feature For Search Users In China [techcrunch.com]

Google has now confirmed to TechCrunch that it has removed the notification feature. The company said it did not have a statement at this time.

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