Since 9pm last night, access to a number of Google products, including Gmail has been disrupted in China.
There are conflicting reports as to why, by whom and for how long. Techcrunch was fast to report the situation (see their Twitter sceencap for a little suprise!) -> Censorship 2.0: China Blocks Google Search, Apps, Gmail, And More and Danwei offered a fast response (some might say too fast?), then a just as fast retraction (some might say too just as fast?) and then a just as fast as fast half-un-retraction – AND GOOGLE’S BACK – OR NOT – previously entitled ‘Google.com blocked in China’.
People (mostly on Twitter) offered some solutions to circumventing the blocks, including:
What this means for me right now is that I don’t have access to Gmail (temporarily), so if anyone needs to contact me for whatever reason (hot pixxx) then you can send to
djod at djod dot co dot uk
, or direct message me on Twitter or Facebook.
Otherwise, let’s hope this is resolved soon…before I lose any more sleep!