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

AFTER facing a barrage of intense criticism, Apple has broken its silence over a controversial decision to remove certain apps from its Chinese app store. Apple removed virtual private network (VPN) services from its Chinese app store late last week, ...and more »

Apple 'pulls 60 VPNs from China App Store' - BBC News

The creators of several Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) have criticised Apple's decision to remove their products from its App Store in China. The BBC understands that more than 60 VPNs were pulled over the weekend. Apple said it was legally required ...and more »

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 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 VPN apps from the App Store in China - TechCrunch

The Chinese government's crackdown on the internet continues with the news that Apple has removed all major VPN apps, which help internet users overcome the country's censorship system, from the App Store in China. The move was first noted by ...and more »

Apple's capitulation to China's VPN crack-down will return to haunt it at home - TechCrunch

Headache? Tense nervous headache? Perhaps your name is Tim Cook . For poor Tim has woken up this Sunday morning with a giant headache, and its name is China. Yesterday Apple removed all major VPN apps from its App Store in the country.and more »

Apple is removing VPN apps that allow users to skirt China's Great Firewall - CNNMoney

Apple is removing software from its app store in China that allows users to skirt the country's Great Firewall. The operators of two virtual private networks, or VPNs, said Saturday that they had been notified by Apple (AAPL) that their products were ...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 »