Google has removed a feature that informed users of China of censored search keywords. It has also removed the article that explained how to use the feature. Greatfire.org, a blog about online censorship in China, opines that the move can “only be described as self-censorship.” Google has a troubled history with Chinese authorities and moved its Search operations out of the country in 2010. Its China-oriented Search product has since been based, and hosted, in Hong Kong, meaning it is at the mercy of the Great Firewall, but that Google doesn’t have to self-censor. The censorship notification feature was seen as Google’s attempt to make users in China aware of just what they were missing out on thanks to government-instituted censorship. [Source: Greatfire.org]