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  1. Businesses Fret as Gmail Blocked in China

    The Internet fell off a cliff on Dec. 25, when Gmail usage flatlined throughout the country. Chinese officials say they didn’t do anything, but Google says it’s not a tech issue — nor is it just a user glitch, especially in a country that has had a history of cutting off Gmail on occasion, like the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests. Companies that use Gmail internally may have to rethink their whole process as international business leaders predict a potential hit.

    Reuters, The Verge

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