Google services appear to have stopped working in China. The Chinese Communist Party’s 18th Party Congress began on November 8th so likely related. China is probably looking to increase market share for local companies in the search and web service space. More details here.
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EU as always doing a great job on keeping order in the domain of privacy. The primary issue has to do with consolidating data across various services. The EU is looking for Google to spell out it’s intentions and methods. More here.
Guidelines under progress for the protection of critical infrastructure. See story here.