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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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Google Search Returned to China This Weekend—But Not for Long

Josh Horwitz | March 28, 2016

Google search has been blocked in mainland China since 2010, but yesterday it made an unexpected return—a brief one, as it turned out.
According to the South China Morning Post, around 11:30pm local time on March 27, social media users reported that they had no trouble accessing Google search (paywall). By 1:15am, commenters were reporting it had been blocked again.
Beijing-based tech blog Pingwest estimated that access began at around 8pm or 9pm (link in Chinese), and adds that Google Inbox, Google Drive, Google Photos, and Google Play were also useable. Other services like Gmail and YouTube remained inaccessible.

<more at; related articles and links: (Why Google Quit China—and Why It’s Heading Back
When American Internet companies do business abroad, they are sometimes forced to do a repressive government’s dirty work. January 19, 2016) and (Google is going on a hiring spree in China. January 7, 2016)>

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