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Problems with Gmail in recent weeks are the result of increased snooping by the Chinese government terrified that recent revolutions in north Africa will somehow spread east. Users say they can access their Gmail accounts, but then find that they can't send or load mails. Others have been unable to access the site or get into …


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  1. Version 1.0 Silver badge

    gmail for business?

    Tits up in China it seems - that is one of the problems with this kind of service.

  2. Anonymous Coward
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    That's my new excuse of the month

    "Sorry guys, the project is going to be late, it's not my fault, it's the chinese."

  3. poohbear

    SSH man in the middle?

    Perhaps the Chinese are having some teething trouble with their SSH man-in-the-middle code?

  4. Him over there

    Same thing happens here

    In my office we do the same but we blame whoever is on holidays or has quit recently for server fails. Blaming an entire country is a bit much though, to be fair.

  5. Anonymous Coward
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    If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen

    Maybe Google should then leave China as they threatened to many times? Instead of putting their platform at risk.

    But I guess having it will come in handy for Schmidt's upcoming Secretary of Commerce job.

  6. XMAN

    Ping Tunnel

    When I was in China, I would create an SSH tunnel (creating local socks5 proxy) over a ping Tunnel (using hans tunnel). I can't imagine they're going down to that level of snooping.

    1. David Dawson


      Just had a look at hans tunnel/ tcp over icmp. I was totally unaware that it was possible, let alone it was available to use.

      How cool.

  7. L1feless

    I wouldn't say that

    It has been well known that the Chinese have been getting their paws into a lot lately. There have been a multitude of hacks which have been linked back to Chinese servers.

  8. Anonymous Coward
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    China's fault?

    Interesting that the country that snoops and hacks the most is consistently ignored by your PRC bashing crowd.

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