Aren't You Glad You Went To All That Trouble?

from the smooth-move-ex-lax dept

Details are a little sketchy on this, but for a while today, access to -- the Chinese version of Google that's stirred up so much controversy -- was unavailable from China, while the normal site was available. In case you haven't been paying attention, that's the exact opposite situation of what Google and the Chinese government had mind. It's not clear exactly what happened, but requests for were being blocked in the same manner at the China Net backbone as other sites that can't be accessed through "The Great Firewall". Google said it was looking into the matter, but don't hold your breath waiting for the details.

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    Ryan, Feb 3rd, 2006 @ 3:41pm

    The plan

    this is th plan... google plans on getting the chinnese used to typing into their browsers, then "accidently" forwarding them to the unfiltered

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    Mark, Feb 3rd, 2006 @ 6:15pm

    No Subject Given


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    Eric, Feb 4th, 2006 @ 6:10pm

    If the chinese handle this the way they normally d

    If the chinese handle this the way they normally do a number of google employees should be sentenced to death or a life of forced labor (good for Walmart at least).

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