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China's internet crackdown reaches new level of restriction - Deutsche Welle

Beijing's censors are busy adding more bricks to the "Great Firewall of China" - a popular term for the widespread use of online censorship in the country run by the Communist Party. Over the weekend, Apple confirmed that it had removed foreign Virtual ...and more »

Apple slammed for removing VPN services from Chinese app store - NEWS.com.au

APPLE has broken its silence after being accused of helping the Chinese government censor the internet with critics saying it “crossed the line” on human rights. Nick Whigham@NWWHIGHAM · news.com.auJuly 31, 201710:09am. A Chinese family walks out ...and more »

Apple removes VPN apps from China App Store to comply with government - ZDNet

apple-iphone-7-product-2016-039.jpg (Image: Sarah Tew/CNET). Apple has pulled virtual private network (VPN) apps from its China app store available on iOS devices, developers reported over the weekend.and more »

Apple defends complying with China over VPNs - BBC News

Apple boss Tim Cook has defended his company's decision to comply with the Chinese government's demand it remove VPN software from the App Store. Virtual Private Networks are often used to skirt censorship and surveillance in countries with tight ...and more »

Apple axing VPN services from China App Store - Aljazeera.com

Apple Inc has announced that it is removing virtual private network (VPN) services from its app store in China, drawing criticism from VPN service providers, who accuse the US tech giant of bowing to pressure from Beijing. VPNs allow users to bypass ...and more »

Apple removes VPN apps in China as Russia's Putin puts in the boot with VPN banlaw - The Register

Apple's Chinese app store has been suddenly shorn of privacy software as Russia and China are both clamping down on virtual private networks. Beijing seems to have had words with Apple about VPNs, because developers like ExpressVPN were suddenly ...and more »

Apple Removes Apps From China Store That Help Internet Users Evade Censorship - New York Times

HONG KONG — 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 ...and more »

Apple issues statement regarding removal of unlicensed VPN apps in China - TechCrunch

Apple has issued a statement regarding last night's removal of 'most major' VPN apps from the App Store in China. Unsurprisingly, Apple says that it is complying with regulations put in place by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology ...and more »

Tim Cook is defending Apple's removal of VPN apps from its Chinese app store with a familiar refrain - Quartz

Over the weekend Apple removed dozens of virtual private network (VPN) apps from its Chinese app store, depriving many users of tools that are critical to jumping the country's Great Firewall. The move marked a major capitulation to China's censorship ...and more »

Apple is pulling VPNs from the Chinese App Store. Here's what that means. - Washington Post

China's restrictive Internet policies are known for blocking Web users who want to reach Google, Facebook or other banned apps. But now some of those policies are affecting Apple, one of the few remaining U.S. tech giants with a presence in the country ...and more »