Myanmar bans Google, Yahoo and Hotmail

Posted on Monday, Jul 03 2006 @ 01:01 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
India Times reports the Myanmar government has blocked Google, Gmail and other services like Yahoo and Hotmail in an effort to control the flow of information in and out of the country.
Users in the country have not been able to access the Google site for more than a week, reported the Mizzima News.

Those attempting to view either Google or Gmail are confronted with a message saying "Access Denied".

An official from Bagan Cybertech, the country's only Internet service provider, confirmed that both Google and gmail were inaccessible but declined to comment further.


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