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China Blocks More Internet Services 69

Dave writes "China continues to block more and more popular services. This week they blocked iTunes and YouTube, and now it's TringMe, a popular VoIP 2.0 service. From TringMe's Blog: 'We received close to hundred complaints from our China users that TringMe services is not accessible from yesterday. We have found after our investigation that TringMe is blocked by Chinese government. Earlier China blocked Skype and now they are turning their eye to TringMe. TringMe is extremely popular in China and we have a large number of paying customers in China including a Chinese social network with 3 million users using TringMe's API & services.'"
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China Blocks More Internet Services

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  • Not really blocked (Score:2, Informative)

    by PlatyPaul ( 690601 ) on Wednesday August 27, 2008 @04:03PM (#24769807) Homepage Journal
    From TFA (the 2nd of 2 paragraphs, where the 1st was in TFS):

    However, good part is that TringMe is not completely blocked and you can still access TringMe in China by adding to your hosts file. If you are Windows user, hosts file is located in C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc directory. For Linux users, it is located in /etc directory. We also have other workarounds for our users to access TringMe serivces and we will publish those too if requires. We will try best to let our chinese users âHappy Tringing!!!â(TM)

    If you can still use it this way, it's not really blocked.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 27, 2008 @11:28PM (#24774693)

    Have you noticed how, since the Bush administration started passing bills legalizing torture, warrantless wiretapping, etc., there are constant "news" about the "lack of freedom" in China? What an amazing coincidence...

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