Google Warns Chinese Users About “Censored” Searches

June 1st, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Google has announced that it will provide users in Mainland China a warning that what they are searching may be too contentious (at least for its government) that its connection to the search engine would be cut off.

The so-called “Great Firewall of China” has been a stressful and frustration to users living within the Red country. Traditionally, searching for keywords deemed objectionable would cause the connection to break and it would stay frozen for about a minute. Google executives swear that such outages are not being committed on their end, even checking its servers several times just to make sure.

The warning message would opt the user to go ahead with its search or go around the firewall by using different keywords typing in Pinyin.

Source: Google Inside Search, via Engadget


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