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Q: Is Bing blocked now?

I was just on Reddit and lots of people are talking about it there and putting up links to the story.

 

It seems Bing is blocked now. If you don't have a working VPN your search options must be getting pretty barren now.

 

That's gotta suck.

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I suspect the converation went thus..

China: we dont want western influence and data collection.

Microsoft: Should we send you a bill for every single licence key you have robbed? We need to cancel the keys.

China: What ban?

The problem is that the ppl making the rules are detached from reality. Their goal is to serve their masters with what they think they want. They are victims of their own censorship.

They cant grasp that they are using MS software to censor MS.

The censors honestly believe they are using Chinese tech to ban western crap.

Open China they say.. lets celebrate open China.Easy green cards.

The stupidity is that the censors dont even know what they are consoring.

With the winter olympics coming up.. I most strongly suggest the IOC cancell them if China does not unblock the internet.

Today was an example of over jealous stupidity.

I thought that was an era the Party did not want to repeat.

Or are they testing the water.. No idea.

The Bing ban was just fucking stupid.

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Damn, I just noticed. You are right...search options are getting slim...ive been uising bing more and more lately. Its not a huge deal for me. I have vpn firmware installed on my router so everything connected to it has vpn at all times...oh well...lets hope they dont start cracking down on vpns. They we are all fucked.

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Are you reading Zero now? 

 ... like Phil ... 

 

China Blocks Microsoft's Bing Search Engine 

 

The reasons behind the block are a mystery...

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 06:20

As Google backs away from plans to introduce a re-engineered search engine to the Chinese market after provoking a chorus of scrutiny from lawmakers and its own employees, the Chinese government has abruptly blocked Microsoft's Bing from the Chinese Internet. The decision removes the only major foreign search engine left in China, according to the Financial Times. It makes Microsoft the latest US tech firm to be ousted from China since the Whatsapp messaging app was blocked in 2017.

While the website cn.bing.com couldn't be accessed from the mainland, the state remained accessible outside China.

The FT noted that the ban comes amid rumors that trade talks between the US and China are deteriorating (though China on Thursday backed up Larry Kudlow's claims that the talks were progressing as expected).

State-owned telecom China Unicom has confirmed the order came from within the government, which said it had spotted "illegal content" on the search engine, though it's still unclear what triggered the ban because China's Cyberspace Administration has refused to comment. However, the New York Times pointed out that the ban followed a viral social media post by former journalist Fang Kecheng, who accused dominant Chinese search engine Baidu - which sops up 70% of China's search traffic - of favoring its own products in its search results. The viral post is believed to have driven more traffic to Bing.

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Seems to work fine up here.

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I was set to go today..

Bing seems to be back within the last hour.

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I suspect the converation went thus..

China: we dont want western influence and data collection.

Microsoft: Should we send you a bill for every single licence key you have robbed? We need to cancel the keys.

China: What ban?

The problem is that the ppl making the rules are detached from reality. Their goal is to serve their masters with what they think they want. They are victims of their own censorship.

They cant grasp that they are using MS software to censor MS.

The censors honestly believe they are using Chinese tech to ban western crap.

Open China they say.. lets celebrate open China.Easy green cards.

The stupidity is that the censors dont even know what they are consoring.

With the winter olympics coming up.. I most strongly suggest the IOC cancell them if China does not unblock the internet.

Today was an example of over jealous stupidity.

I thought that was an era the Party did not want to repeat.

Or are they testing the water.. No idea.

The Bing ban was just fucking stupid.

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Friday in Shandong, Bing worked in Qingdao in the AM, Gaomi at noon, Jinan at 3pm.

 

Have a few cities to visit over the next seven days here, so far so good.

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Yet the rest of the world doesn't ban Hawaii

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Google is my primary search engine (using my tried and true VPN). Bing is my secondary. If for some reason I can't access either of those, I'd use Yahoo.

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Ok seems like the Bing block wasn't a serious attempt. Just as well, if everyone in China had to rely on Baidu they'd be right up the creek.

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