Gmail has been revamping its contact manager and UI, however, in another part of the world, China to be specific, Gmail users are being scammed by hackers into giving away their usernames and passwords.
Apparently it looks like some (or all) users in China are facing issues while accessing the Android Market, Gmail and Google Talk on their Android based devices.
Worrying news from Tehran – an Iranian national said that the country has blocked access to many daily-use communication websites such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail and Facebook. This occurred recently without the Government stating the explicit reasons, or even acknowledging that this block has occurred. While many net-savvy Iranians have managed to use proxies and Virtual Private Network (VPN) services to punch through this blockade, the prospect of a nation-wide firewall akin to the Great Firewall of China seems very real for Iranians.
Gmail now displays a forwarding filter notice if your account has filters to forward email to other email addresses. The new forwarding filter notice adds extra security to your Gmail account.
Gmail now displays suspicious email warnings if the email account sending you an email is compromised. The Gmail suspicious email warnings might be limited to Gmail accounts only.
Wikileaks.ch is not banned in China. After China blocked Wikileaks.org they haven’t blocked Wikileaks.ch yet.
The Indian government is worried that Gmail, Skype and Blackberries are being used by terrorists to bypass monitoring mechanisms and has threatened to ban them.
Google recently made an official announcement that they will not compromise over “Freedom of Speech” in China anymore. They will not adhere to instructions by Chinese authorities any more even if it means closing down their business in China.
Outlook.com is now live. There is much to like in the service, but a long way to catch up with GMail on feature set.
Google has announced in an official blog post that newer Adsense applications will undergo a two step review process.