Apple Removes Apps From China Store That Help Internet Users Evade Censorship

Posted in: Censorship at 30/07/2017 23:51

China appears to have received help on Saturday from an unlikely source in its fight against tools that help users evade its Great Firewall of internet censorship: Apple.

Software made by foreign companies to help users skirt the country’s system of internet filters has vanished from Apple’s app store on the mainland.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/29/technology/china-apple-censorhip.html

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Apple says it is removing VPN services from China App Store
Apple Inc says it is removing virtual private network (VPN) services from its app store in China, drawing criticism from VPN service providers, who accuse the U.S. tech giant of bowing to pressure from Beijing cyber regulators.

VPNs allow users to bypass China's so-called "Great Firewall" aimed at restricting access to overseas sites.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-china-apple-vpn-idUKKBN1AE0BQ

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