It is now official, Google has stopped censorship in China.
Whilst Google had complained about a “sophisticated cyber attack originating from China” in January this year, China accused Google of violating a “written promise” it made when entering the market to abide by laws requiring it to filter its search service.
In the interim, Google’s chief legal officer, David Drummond, said that Chinese users will be forwarded to “uncensored search” from Google.com.hk, as a sensible solution to the challenges they have faced. It’s entirely legal and will meaningfully increase access to information for people in China.
Last Friday afternoon, I was browsing through the news on Channel News Asia, one of them caught my eyes – Google to pull out from China operations next month on the 10th.
This report, as suggested, was revealed by a business partner of Google and not the Internet search engine giant itself. No official news us yet to be announced by google.
Nevertheless, it is imperative to see how such a massive business pullout will affect the business in china.
Google sent me a pleasant surprise early this week – I am welcomed to preview Google Wave.
As you know, this only opens out to invited guest only, so I am pretty delighted to have received this. In addition, I am allowed to invite 8 other people. In return, I asked readers to leave a comment on the page (link above).
So far, it looks impressive – very much useful for project management and collaboration. I’ll continue to preview it for sure.
The Hostmatrix web hosting server is again facing some issue. As it can be seen (on the right-hand side), two of the partitions are reaching the space limit.
Luckily the hosting server is still functioning well, but from the look of it, I hope the server won’t fail.
I’ve raised this ticket in the relevant forums, hope some moderators take a look at it.
I guess it is nothing new when China blocks several International websites, including the recent uproar about Google being “firewalled” by China.
Another social networking site, which I strongly believe is under scrutiny, is also blocked in China – that is Twitter. Knowing that Twitter was hit by DoS during the past weeks, but it should have remained operation since then. However, from what I heard, Twitter is completely inaccessible in China. I guess, Twitter network is missing out a big piece of Internet pie.
Is there something wrong with Twitter? I have been trying to access this website but it seems inaccessible over the last couple of days.
Perhaps, it might have got to do with International routing and Firewall blocking this website. Anyway, luckily I have Internet connection, least that I am not too worried.
This is pulled out from one of my server – for administrative purposes.
SingNet homepage has gone beta. It is now integrated into InSing.com.
I happen to notice this change when I accessed my SingNet webmail. Looks like SingNet has taken another step to improve its look. It is about time they do this, as well.