China blocks OneDrive and Flickr




China has blocked access to Flickr, Microsoft OneDrive and some messaging services. Possible large-scale demonstrations in Hong Kong triggered Beijng to set the blockade. Foreign services

Tuesday went in Hong Kong nearly half a million people to the streets with the demand for more democracy. Since then, a number of services for residents of China made inaccessible by being added to the black list of the “Great Firewall of China”, as reported several Internet companies. These include OneDrive to the cloud storage service from Microsoft. The popular photo service Flickr is no longer accessible from China as well as chat services Line and KakaoTalk, so writes PCWorld.

The organization reports that presumably the ability to share photos via the services mentioned the reason for the blockade. Thus, the rulers want to avoid Chinese images and other content from Hong Kong, which is more open compared to the motherland, to retrieve.

China has a strict policy of censorship on the Internet. So blocked the Communist Party-led land numerous foreign media after revelations about Chinese rulers. Also in the commemoration of the bloody events of Tiananmen Square last month, many foreign sites were blocked.


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