As if it were any surprise to watchers, TechCrunch reports that Chinese authorities yesterday tapped The Great Firewall of China to block or limit access to social network Google+ from Mainland China. Quoting a Pen Olson report, the publication later added that the Chinese government didn’t block access to the service entirely. Instead, they are slowing it down to a crawl, “which essentially comes down to the same thing: censoring”. Maybe Chinese officials are trying to get even for Google calling them out publicly for Gmail hack attacks?

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