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article imageDropbox access blocked in China just four months after approval

By Milton Este     Jun 20, 2014 in Technology
Dropbox only recently gained approval to provide an online cloud storage solution to the Chinese market earlier this year. Since February early this year, Dropbox has been operating smoothly until yesterday.
Censorship monitoring organization GreatFire.org data shows both the Dropbox.com website and mobile applications are inaccessible once again. Data shows that Dropbox services have been blocked 86% over the course of 90 days.
This ban supposedly came after China's crackdown on Google services in the wake of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square movement. China's reversal decision on Dropbox services shows the country is willing to crackdown on foreign services more harshly than ever.
Chinese citizens have even began a petition to lighten up on the censorship regulations. However, it does not look like it has any effect on the government.
For users still looking for cloud storage solutions, there are still services out there.
Baidu Yun (Cloud) offers 2TB of cloud storage for a simple signup. Take them up on their promotional offer by linking a mobile device and then log back into web portal and claim space.
Tancent, a Chinese tech company, is offering 10TB of free lifetime storage through their cloud storage solution, WeiYun. Simply sign up for a QQ id, download their mobile app, and start claiming space.
Finally, 360YunPan is offering 1TB of free lifetime storage through a simple e-mail signup process. Mobile solution is not yet known.
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