We’ve been experiencing problems with Google.com over the past week but put it down to slow internet, however today reports are flooding in that many Google services and even VPN’s have been blocked in China!
Personally we have had issues connecting to our VPN service all week along with Google.com, however other Google sites such as Google.co.uk have been working as normal.
It turns out it isn’t just us having issues either. Reports from users across China are showing up on Weibo, Twitter and tech blogs today with internet users experiencing similar problems with not only Google search, but also Gmail, Google Maps and even the Play store on Android phones and tablets!
The sudden crackdown on Google services is likely due to the 18th Party Congress which is just beginning in China and could last for the rest of the week!
Are you having problems in your Google accounts or VPN services? Let us know in the comments.