Google launched Google Drive yesterday, and almost immediately, China began blocking the cloud storage service.
The service, which allows users to store files on Google's servers, joins a host of other Western Internet services such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Foursquare, and Google+ that are prohibited from operating in China. The impediment is not a total surprise, given China's contentious relationship with the Web giant over the past couple of years.
But that's not to say that China's Internet users -- some 500 million strong -- will have to go without cloud storage if the need arises. … Read more