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[liberationtech] All Google products are now blocked in China

Travis Biehn tbiehn at gmail.com
Sun Jun 1 19:19:20 PDT 2014


So, uhh, how do we implement these protocols without paying you anything?

Travis
On Jun 1, 2014 6:07 PM, "Percy Alpha" <percyalpha at gmail.com> wrote:

> *Google disrupted prior to Tiananmen Anniversary; Mirror sites enable
> uncensored access to information <https://en.greatfire.org/node/1030705>*
>
> Google started to encrypt search by default in China in March and
> currently nearly all users will be redirected to the encrypted version
> automatically. But prior to the anniversary of Tiananmen incident,
> GFW(Great Firewall of China) began to severely disrupt Google search
> <https://en.greatfire.org/https/www.google.com.hk> by disrupting TCP
> connections to Google IPs.  The block is indiscriminate as all Google
> services in all countries, encrypted or not, are now blocked in China. This
> blockage includes Google search, images, translate, Gmail and almost all
> other products. In addition, the block covers  Google Hong Kong
> <https://en.greatfire.org/https/www.google.com.hk> (China’s version of
> Google), Google.com <https://en.greatfire.org/www.google.com> and all
> other country specific versions.
>
> We made unblockable mirror sites and Apps <https://unblock.cn.com/> that
> can be accessed without any special tools or configuration. Currently, the
> mirror sites include FreeWeibo
> <https://s3.amazonaws.com/freeweibo./index.html>, our own project that
> collected and publish censored Sina Weibo and its unblockable Android app
> <https://s3.amazonaws.com/freeweibo./index.html?u=android>. GFW failed to
> block our iOS app, but Apple voluntarily took it down. China digital times(
> English <https://s3.amazonaws.com/cdtimes./index.html?u=>/Chinese
> <https://s3.amazonaws.com/cdtimes./index.html>) and Pao-Pao
> <https://s3.amazonaws.com/pao-pao./index.html>, all of which produce
> highly sensitive content but cannot be blocked (of course, all original
> websites are blocked) without causing serious economic damages. Microsoft,
> Amazon, and Github have to be blocked, creating serious problems for
> companies located in China. If our mirror sites are not blocked during this
> year’s June 4th, it's fair to say that our collateral freedom approach
> passes one of the most rigorous tests of censorship and we're on the right
> track to defeating GFW and make information accessible to all.
>
>
> Percy Alpha(PGP <https://en.greatfire.org/contact#alt>)
> GreatFire.org Team
>
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