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.
Bad news for internet users in China; reports of an outage of Google services in China are beginning to flood in. Gmail, Maps, Play Music, and anything else Google related is being blocked for Chinese users.
I have a RAZR MAXX runing 4.0.4 chinese firmware.
The browser and the search app (the one it appears when you press search button) only have Bing and Baidu search engine.
There is not an option for me to choose Google.
The advanced setting in browser shows as blow.
So if it's possible to add Google as an option and how to do that?
Chinese economics magazine Caijing reported today (link via Google Translate) that the National People’s Congress is considering a new law that would require Internet users who wish to register for services to use their real names (more information from Xinhua, China’s official news agency, is available here in English).
The Chinese government won't block the use of Google's Android operating system on mobile phones in the country as long as the operating system abides by Chinese laws, a key government official said on Wednesday. "As long as it complies with Chinese laws and regulations, and as long as it has good cooperation with operators ...
I open up google this morning and when I tap in the entry field, saved searches shows up with a long string of chinese characters. I also noticed when I search and go the 2nd page along the top bar is a string of chinese characters.
I only install apps from play store or Amazon.
I ran my Avast anti virus twice and comes up no problems.