The search behemoth accuses the communist state of tampering with, but not completely blocking, users of Gmail in China.
The Guardian reports that China and Google (GOOG) are at it again. Google is now accusing China of tampering with access to Gmail from within China. Customers and advertisers have increasingly been complaining to Google about their Gmail service in the past month. Attempts by users to send messages, mark messages as unread and use other services have caused issues that Google can't account for. Google concludes it must be China
"Relating to Google there is no issue on our side. We have checked extensively. This is a government blockage carefully designed to look like the problem is with Gmail," said a Google spokesman. China's embassy in Washington was not immediately available for comment.
The hacking incident that convinced Google to remove censorship from its search results was a Chinese Government-sponsored effort according to a Chinese contact in the American Embassy in China.
The report briefly cites "government operatives, private security experts and Internet outlaws recruited by the Chinese government." as the source of the Google (GOOG) intrusion which was aimed at enemies of the Chinese state, including Falun Gong members abroad. As the New MORESeth Weintraub - Nov 28, 2010 5:20 PM ET
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