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Android Market blocked by Chinese Government

Android Market blocked by Chinese Government

It appears that China and Google are butting horns again, this time with Google on the losing end with a complete block of their mobile OS Android's apps market being completely blocked throughout several major regions in the country. Speculation around the situation points to no less than the virtual visit of the Dalai Lama to South Africa. Seem sort of disparate? Those of you following the life and adventures of the Lama know that he and China have minced words more than once, and for those of us conspiracy theorists in the tech world, here's the skivvy: China may well have simply been looking for an excuse to block Google's mobile OS so that they could dominate in-country with their own.

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Stolen DigiNotar SSL certs used to monitor Google email conversations of up to 300k Iranians

Stolen DigiNotar SSL certs used to monitor Google email conversations of up to 300k Iranians

I mentioned yesterday that the Dutch company DigiNotar had been hacked back in July. The company though that it had revoked all the bogus certificates, but only recently admitted that the hack had happened and that it had missed stolen certs that would allow the impersonation of Google services like Gmail. Those missed certificates have now been used to spy on Gmail messages of 300,000 Iranians.

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Google launches Gmail Offline; Calendar & Docs incoming

Google launches Gmail Offline; Calendar & Docs incoming

Google has announced offline support for Gmail, Calendar and Docs, courtesy of new Chrome Web Store apps that will cache content to your computer. Gmail Offline will be available today, allowing users of Google's free email service to read, reply to, organize and archive their messages without demanding a connection, while Calendar Offline and Docs Offline will roll out over the next week. All are HTML5 apps with various levels of functionality from their online counterparts.

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Google Updates Gmail and Docs for all users

Google Updates Gmail and Docs for all users

The fine folks at Google have announced today their newest set of updates for the popular mail and cloud-based document editors Gmail and Google Docs. In these updates you'll find several innovations brought to you straight from what once was Google Labs and has now been split into teams: Gmail Labs and a series of groups working on Docs. Two of Google's most popular web-based applications have just gotten better - let's check out how!

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Gmail and Calendar refreshed with Google+ matching themes

Gmail and Calendar refreshed with Google+ matching themes

It isn't just Google+ which is new from the search giant this week. The company has also kicked off a significant refresh of its Gmail and Google Calendar services, with the interfaces of both getting stripped down. According to Google, "adding countless features to Gmail has made it an increasingly powerful communication hub, but along the way the interface has also become more cluttered and complex."

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China denies government had anything to do with latest Gmail hack

China denies government had anything to do with latest Gmail hack

Google's Gmail service has been hacked again with emails of Chinese activists and even some US government official's accounts being hacked. Google has again pointed the finger at China stating that the source of the attacks was an area of China where the government has operations. The Chinese government has fired back and says that allegation of hacking are unacceptable. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hong Lei said, "Saying that the Chinese government supports hacking activity is entirely a fabrication."

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