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China Kills Last Remaining Gmail

Posted: January 4th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on China Kills Last Remaining Gmail

China Kills Google's GmailChina-tech watchers are saying China has all but blocked the last remaining ways for people to access Gmail, Google’s email service.

They say Gmail traffic in China was shut down last week after Chinese authorities apparently plugged the third-party applications that allowed users to get around existing hurdles. Only a trickle of emails have got through since.

Gmail is the world’s biggest email service and has been largely inaccessible from within China since the run-up in June to the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators.

But users could still access the service by using third-party mail applications, rather than the webpage. Gmail users could access emails downloaded via protocols like IMAP, SMTP and POP3, allowing users to communicate using Gmail on apps like Apple iPhone’s Mail and Microsoft Outlook :: Read the full article »»»»


Snowden’s Secure Email Provider Shuts Down

Posted: August 10th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: HACK! | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Snowden’s Secure Email Provider Shuts Down

Secure Email Shut-downsThe encrypted email service used by US fugitive, Edward Snowden has abruptly shut down, amid a legal fight involving US government attempts to win access to user information.

“I have been forced to make a difficult decision: to become complicit in crimes against the American people, or walk away from nearly 10 years of hard work by shutting down Lavabit,” Lavabit owner Ladar Levison wrote in a letter posted on the Texas-based company’s website.

Lavabit was founded in 2004 by Texas-based programmers, allegedly prompted by privacy concerns about Gmail, Google’s free, widely-used web-based email service, and their use of the content of users’ email to generate advertisements and marketing data.

Lavabit offered significant privacy protection for their users’ email, including asymmetric encryption. The strength of the cryptographic methods used was of a level that is difficult for even intelligence agencies to crack.

Notorious hacker and founder of Ghacks called the secure email service “probably the most secure, private email service right now”. In July 2013, Lavabit had about 350,000 users, it offered free and paid accounts with levels of storage ranging from 128 megabytes to 8 gigabytes :: Read the full article »»»»

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China Hacks Gmail

Posted: March 23rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Blip, General | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on China Hacks Gmail

We’re not sure if you noticed – on March 9 and 10 2011, the interweb seemed to slow, considerably – turns out it wasn’t your cap kicking in. Google has released a statement accusing China of hacking it’s popular webmail app Gmail. Theories are floating around the web that China is attempting to curtail a ‘Jasmine Revolution” by censoring internet communication.

“Relating to Google there is no issue on our side. We have checked extensively. This is a Chinese Government blockage carefully designed to look like the problem is with Gmail” Matt Cutts of Google

This announcement follows a blog posting from Google on 11 March in which the Google said it had “noticed some highly targeted and apparently politically motivated attacks against our users. We believe activists may have been a specific target”

China presently blocks most social media including, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. There is speculation that the China’s Politburo has once again diverted the entire internet, effectively downloading the entire Gmail site to one of it’s Supercomputers for review.

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