Re: Big Brother, 2006 Style
- --- In Indo-Eurasian_research@yahoogroups.com, "Steve Farmer"
>I think this issue of censorship is related to my earlier
> Dear List,
> When we were in China, it was clear that Yahoo was blocked.
> Now we find the same thing today in India -- and in this
> case it is *directly* affecting our Indian List members,
> at least temporarily:
difficulties in receiving digests from the newsgroup although the
problem in this case was with Gmail. I found that quite a few of my
emails using Gmail were not getting to me - including many of the
digests of this newsgroup. So I did a test and found that Yahoo was
reliable but Gmail was not - this may only be true in India.
Those of you who follow these things may be aware that Google (i.e.
Gmail) refused to cater to government demands in countries like
China and so was blocked. Yahoo apparently went along with the
government's request for access. Yahoo is reliable, Gmail is not. A
In any case, those of who who are planning trips to India (and
perhaps other countries in similar situations) should be aware that
Gmail may not work reliably. Only *some* emails were lost, not all.