Google has said today that the Chinese government is interfering with its email services in China,because of making it difficult for users to gain access to its Gmail program.According to the google its engineers have determined there are no technical problems with the email service or its main website.
“There is no technical issue on our side; we have checked extensively. This is a government blockage carefully designed to look like the problem is with Gmail,”.
China has some of the world’s strictest Internet controls and blocks many popular social media sites, including Youtube, Facebook and Twitter. The government has intensified those efforts after pro-democracy protest erupted across the Middle East in January.the world’s most populous Internet market, have reported having intermittent problems with the service since the end of January.
Google has officially said that the blocking appears to be more sophisticated than other problems experienced by users in the past because the disruption is not a complete block.on March 11 blog post by Google about security said the company had “noticed some highly targeted and apparently politically motivated attacks against our users. We believe activists may have been a specific target.” In the posting, Google declined to elaborate on which activists had been targeted or where the attacks had come from.
Google announced that it would no longer cooperate with the government’s requirement to censor search results for banned sites. It also complained about major attacks on its website by Chinese hackers, suggesting the government may have been instigated the attacks.
Google moved its Chinese-language search engine to Hong Kong, which operates under separate rules from the rest of mainland China.