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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...]
takes off tin foil hat
This party congress only happens once every 10 years, and they're super-sensitive about any political news at this time.
Well they have Baidu, Russia has Yandex, USA has Google, thats the superpowers taken care of then.
Maybe google should submit a reconsideration request to China!
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 8:45 pm (utc) on Nov 10, 2012]
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So far you can still access other country versions of Google such as www.google.co.uk.
I doubt Google will be the only Western casualty at the great firewall during this time.
Recent research has shown that the tinfoil hat in fact magnifies and focuses broadcasts, rather than blocking them as was previously believed.
is it in any way possible that the Powers That Be know the difference between Street View and a webcam?