China Block Access To Google Gmail Service
In the news just now is that China have blocked access to the Google Gmail service through 3rd party applications and have added Gmail to the list of Google services that have been banned in the world’s largest Internet market. Stats showed that traffic volumes for Google’s Gmail service had dropped by around 85% on Boxing Day (December 26th) before the volumes fell even more the day after. Currently traffic volumes are at near 0 according to Google’s Transparency Report page.
The Google Gmail website had been blocked but the latest restrictions have seen users of 3rd party services such as the Mail app on iPhones and iPads suffer. E-mails on these services are no longer accessible. Google have said “We’ve checked and there’s nothing wrong on our end.” The Cyberspace Administration of China have not responded to questions asked about the Gmail situation.