great firewall

  • Gmail Now Even More Inaccessible In China

    Gmail Now Even More Inaccessible In China

    China has made it increasingly difficult to use Google services, including Gmail, this year. Now Gmail users are blocked from a workaround that allowed them to access their emails through third-party services. Previously, people could still download messages through apps like Apple Mail and Microsoft Outlook, which use POP, SMAP, and IMAP. Now it appears that these servers have also have… Read More

  • China Blocks Content Delivery Network Edgecast, Cutting Access To ‘Thousands’ Of Websites

    China Blocks Content Delivery Network Edgecast, Cutting Access To ‘Thousands’ Of Websites

    China’s internet censors have been busy of late, after it emerged that the country’s Great Firewall began restricting access to thousands of websites this past week — including Drupal.org, The Atlantic and Firefox browser extensions — after it blocked a major content delivery platform. Read More

  • Are American Tech Companies Disloyal?

    Are American Tech Companies Disloyal?

    FBI Director James Comey had some choice words this week for startups and technology companies about their increasing use of encryption and their responsibilities to law enforcement. Speaking at Brookings, Comey argued that “…if the challenges of real-time interception threaten to leave us in the dark, encryption threatens to lead all of us to a very dark place.” He… Read More

  • Google Quietly Removes Censorship Warning Feature For Search Users In China (Updated)

    Google Quietly Removes Censorship Warning Feature For Search Users In China (Updated)

    Google has quietly disabled a feature that notified users of its search service in China when a keyword had been censored by the Chinese government’s internet controls, according to censorship monitoring blog GreatFire.org. The blog reports that the change was made sometime between December 5 and December 8 2012, with no official statement from Google to announce or explain its removal. Read More