China Blocks Virtually All Of Google’s Web Services As 18th Party Congress Gets Underway

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http://techcrunch.com – According to multiple reports, China recently started blocking numerous Google services, including Gmail, Google Maps and others that usually pass through the country’s so-called Great Firewall. Google’s Transparency Report shows a significant drop in traffic from China that started around 12:30am GMT last night. According to a statement from Google, the company has checked and “there’s nothing wrong on our end.” It’s common for China to sporadically block some of Google’s services. According to watchdog site Greatfire.org, today’s disruption is affe (IT news)