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Friday, November 16, 2012

2 kinds of government oppression: China and the FTC

While the US Government (FTC) supposedly is going to sue Google (the only tech company to stand up to Chinese censorship), China has been busy censoring and cutting off Google from Chinese users--

Chinese government blocks, Gmail, Google+, Maps, Docs, Analytics, Drive, more  - The Next Web: "first reported by Chinese web monitoring site GreatFire, which summarized its findings like so: The subdomains,,,,,, and perhaps many more are all currently DNS poisoned in China. Instead of the real IP addresses, any lookups from China to any of these domains result in the following IP: That IP address is located in Korea and doesn’t serve any website at all. This means that none of these websites, including Google Search, currently work in China, unless you have a VPN or other circumvention tool. Using a DNS server outside of China doesn’t help. A lookup of to is also distorted, by the Great Firewall. So far you can still access other country versions of Google such as"

Why don't we send the whole FTC--commission and staff--to China!

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