Oh wait wait wait! Global? Then there's got to be something wrong with Google's definition of "global". As far as I know Iran is part of the globe, and I believe you have to tell your users clearly if your mileage varies than theirs. Google has to tell web developers that by "globally" they actually mean "the World minus some countries".
Here in Iran websites are categorised in one of these three:
- Those which are censored by the government
- Those websites which will throw us "Forbidden" (a.k.a 403) while visiting from Iran, and
- Those innocent ones which don't really believe we Iranians should not use their services, but they just consume hosted files in the services like one Google offers.
(well there's also some rare ones which works just fine, but come on they don't deserve a separate category )
So, please stop using Google's service (the other annoying one is Google code which does not let us browse project's pages, checking out from subversion repositories ...)
I call the web "broken", and it's all your fault Google.