If one's man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter, and vice versa, does that mean China believes the Dalai Llama to be a terrorist?
China appears to have tightened up its Great Firewall, interfering with Google services in what appears to be a reprisal against the Chocolate Factory playing politics. Access to the Android Marketplace has been blocked entirely from within China as The Next Web reports, but locals are also complaining that Android handsets …
Frankly, given the history of malware in the Android marketplace, and the fact that it is not a walled garden leaves this as no surprise to me at all. I'm happy with pcs; I'm happy with macs, but I do think the walled garden approach for apps is a good move to keep everything clean. One way to stop smartphone viruses and the like is just to block people who do not make any security checks on their marketplace until the horse has bolted. Good move China.
Well Gmail gets its push notifications via the market app (as well as C2DM - its a constaint connection designed to keep overhead down). My guess would be this is why gmail has stopped working. Swap to IMAP with the standard email app and should be back up and running alas with the lack of push and having to rely on poll.
Just my 2 cents
It means that they don't like him since he acts as a focus for dissent and will not shut up about how they have tried to destroy Tibettan culture. The Chinese leadership acts like a school play ground bully (and they do now have a lot of [financial] muscle) who cannot stand anyone else pointing out that they are less than 100% perfect.
Yes: some people see what is going on, but they are good enough at what they do so that many don't realise and those who do understand that they will get hurt if they talk about it.
Also most outside China, unfortunately, do not care.
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