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Baidu blocks users from other search engines

percyalpha (2694545) writes | about 2 years ago

China 3

percyalpha writes "Baidu, the search giant in China, which also operates many products such as baidu answers, encyclopedia, forum, docs recently redirects clicks from 360, another search engine newly launched 15 days ago, to baidu index. For example, if a search result from 360 is an item on baidu encyclopedia, Baidu will redirect users to baidu index rather than this item. After some time, 360 used cached page to show all Baidu related results in order to avoid this redirection. The redirection and and counter redirection are still going on.

Now, it seems that Baidu is doing the same thing to Google, at least partially. This is a search for baidu answers. When you click any results, you will be redirected to baidu index with a banner saying"click to proceed to the specific results you are looking for". However, this redirection for Google only applies to Baidu answers and to this specific Google IP(203.208.46.206)"

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Baidu Malware (1)

Taco Cowboy (5327) | about 2 years ago | (#41175603)

Can't tell you how many times I had to help out friends who, for one reason or another, got the Baidu malware on their computers

The malware locked in the computers with only the baidu search engine - and it is not easy to completely eradicate the malware from infected systems

Redirection doesn't work on Chrome (1)

percyalpha (2694545) | about 2 years ago | (#41175789)

Works for IE,Firefox and other domestic browser. Doesn't work for Chrome. Wonder why.

Blocked already (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41176125)

I have blocked the Baidu spider in the firewall long ago... it had unreasonable revisit times and why would I want to be indexed in a Chinese search engine?

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