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China's Firewall Stymies Google; Users Confused 34

Posted by kdawson
from the death-by-a-thousand-disruptions dept.
eldavojohn writes "Massive confusion occurred last night for Google's Chinese search engine and ad services when Google's automated reporting system claimed that everything was blocked in China. The problem was that most users experienced no outage despite Google's reports and Google has backpedaled on those reports. Google explained that their tool for detecting blockage is not 'real-time': 'Because of the way we measure accessibility in China, it's possible that our machines could overestimate the level of blockage. That seems to be what happened last night when there was a relatively small blockage. It appears now that users in China are accessing our properties normally.' The WSJ blogger notes, 'Beijing may not need to cancel Google's license. Death by a thousand disruptions could be just as effective.'"
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China's Firewall Stymies Google; Users Confused

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  • by tokul (682258) on Friday July 30, 2010 @01:20PM (#33085660)

    Even worse, the jingoistic nationalism which pervades any discussion of international events--the official media's constant portrayal of the Western powers led by the USA as the evil imperialists of the 19th Century,

    Some American said "But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." Don't judge or condemn political structure used in other country. After all only democrats used a-bomb in anger and last American military campaigns toppled governments of two independent countries.

  • by ground.zero.612 (1563557) on Friday July 30, 2010 @01:40PM (#33085956)

    You clearly didn't read the links in the summary, which in itself provides little information. There's confusion and inconsistency in Google's .cn sites. Some users, especially in Beijing, have reported outages, and others have not. The bottom line is that some unknown factors or persons are causing performance and uptime problems with Google properties within the China firewall. You can choose to define it as a "hiccup" but that's a bit of a leap at this point. If you have information to share, I'd like to see it.

    Since when is RTFA or even RTFS a prerequisite to bashing China?

    China sells the US childs toys laced with or made entirely from poison. China sells the US fake Advil/Tylenol made from drywall. China is where fucking EVIL GREEDY CEOs buy slaves so they can fire US workers, because, well slaves are cheaper, DUH.

    Fuck China, along with every single person that buys Apple products or cheap shit from Wal-Mart. You fuckers own human slaves. That is not flamebait, that is not trolling, that is the truth.

  • by russotto (537200) on Friday July 30, 2010 @02:08PM (#33086346) Journal

    Some American said "But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." Don't judge or condemn political structure used in other country.

    Tyranny is tyranny, and deserves condemnation whether the tyrant is named George, Kim, or Wu. Your quote speaks to toleration of religious belief by another individual, not cultural relativism.

    and last American military campaigns toppled governments of two independent countries.

    That was, after all, one of their objectives.

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