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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

No Google Chrome in Cuba, Syria, North Korea and Other Countries

Jessica Dheere reports how Google blocks Syrian users from downloading Chrome. Blogger Yaser Sadeq from Syria gives his view:

so upon hearing of the new web browser launched by Google , I decided to give it a try ,I went to the website :
and I had this error message :
The requested URL /service/prod_unavailable.html was not found on this server.

Asking Google on this, they tell me, “In accordance with US export controls and economic sanctions regulations, we are unable to permit the download of Chrome in Syria.” Jessica also got a statement from Google where they explain to her that they are “unable to permit the download” in Cuba, North Korea, Iran and Sudan as well. Using a proxy makes it easy to route around the block though, as Jessica explains.

[Thanks Manoj Nahar!]


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