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Where is Google banned? What about YouTube?

China is one country that has restricted Google.

Google restricts access to some of its business services (YouTube, Gmail, Blogger, Maps) in certain countries or regions, such as Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria and almost all Arab countries. If you plan to visit these countries and need to access Ames Laboratory email, VPN will need to be used (as long as VPN is not blocked in that country). The traveler should be aware of this issue so other arrangements can be made prior to the trip. It may be good practice for those traveling to plan to use VPN when using their laptop and or other devices to connect to Ames Laboratory computing services.

For VPN information and to obtain an account, please use this link:
https://www.ameslab.gov/operations/faq/how-do-i-obtain-remote-access-my-office/lab-computer