teknolojiarsivi.com
teknolojiarsivi.com August 23, 2017


Apple Removes VPNs From China App Store

01 August 2017, 10:55 | Floyd Cook

A VPN could allow users in China to get around their “Great Firewall” and access information beyond its borders

A VPN could allow users in China to get around their “Great Firewall” and access information beyond its borders

On Saturday, July 29, ExpressVPN received an alert from Apple stating that their app had been pulled from the Chinese App Store because "it includes content that is illegal in China". VPN apps that provide servers to surf the internet anonymously and access banned content, have not only been hit by Apple in China but Russia's president has also signed a law today to deactivate all the VPNs and proxy servers in the country.

The company further observed that "all major VPN apps for iOS" have been dumped from the App Store in China according to its research.

When asked for comment by Fox News, an Apple spokesman said: "Earlier this year China's [Ministry of Industry and Information Technology] announced that all developers offering VPNs must obtain a license from the government". And its Apple that has found itself at the receiving end of the changed circumstances given that it has been forced to remove those apps from its official Chinese app store that rely on VPNs.

The Chinese crackdown on VPNs is not particularly shocking, given the country's well-known isolation from the broader internet. In the United States, Apple clashed with the Federal Bureau of Investigation under Barack Obama, and faces a fierce critic of an internet with no regulations on speech in Donald Trump, though so far the president and his agencies have taken no new actions.

They also announced they would be banning all VPN services that did not comply with their strict regulations, which includes nearly all foreign based VPN services.

The Chinese government is infamously known for their very stringent national policies in internet use.

Apple risks overstaying its welcome in China.


Social media sites, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are blocked by Beijing.

In China, Apple is dealing with a law that's in place and no real legal footing to mount an opposition. Apple's shipment volume has been on a falling spree in the past two years.

Services were Apple's rare bright spot in its struggling China business and logged double-digit revenue growth in Greater China in January-March.

Apple's growth in smartphones is highly linked to the Chinese market.

In contrast to this view, the most recent internet regulations reflect a regime of restrictive controls that limit everything from religion to music in China.

Apple might better serve its customers and democracy worldwide by taking a principled political stance in opposition to China's regulations on the grounds of human rights.



Other News

Trending Now

No new diesel and petrol cars by 2040
Make no mistake-gas- and diesel-powered cars have an expiration date, it's just further away than you might've thought. Today, electric cars are more expensive and compromised in some ways compared to combustion engines cars".

Donald Trump has a new chief of staff: Who is John Kelly?
In a written statement, Priebus said it has been one of the greatest honours of his life to serve the President and the country. Spicer had adamantly opposed bringing on the NY financier and former Trump campaign fundraiser, multiple sources said.

Anti-Putin Financier: Trump Dossier Firm Was Acting On Behalf Of Russia
And that's the one thing we can conclude with certainty about what happened in that meeting, ' Browder testified . Trump's stunning election victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton .

Rex Tillerson has no plans to step down, official says
It is customary to list "no public appointments" when a secretary is on a personal vacation، according to The Associated Press. Tillerson is "aware of the president's comments،" but didn't express an opinion on what he said، according to Nauert.

Toyota reportedly set to release fast-charging, long-range electric cars by 2022
Electric cars have made resounding progress in recent years, but they have yet to break into the mainstream market. According to the Japanese newspaper, the new electric vehicle will be launched at first in Japan in 2022.

Here's How Much Plastic Humanity Has Produced
While technology is advancing rapidly , it's still, at the moment, cheaper to just throw away plastic than to recycle it. Plastic consumption has far outpaced scientific study into the material and its impacts, scientists say.

McCain's Odd Definition of 'Leading the Fight to Stop Obamacare'
Mr Trump's demands come after the Senate voted against his plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act - widely known as Obamacare. Numerous polls had shown little public support for the GOP's earlier proposals to repeal and replace Obama's law.

Putin: We'll have to retaliate against 'illegal' USA sanctions
But now the president will face a decision he had hoped to avoid as the legislation slowly churned through Congress. But he indicated this would not continue indefinitely. "At some moment we'll have to retaliate.

Poland Passes Law That EU Says Threatens Country's Democracy
The poll was conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday, amid large street protests against the party's plan for the judiciary. Opposition lawmakers also fiercely contested the bill, resulting in heated arguments in parliament.

Audi Sticks With Diesel While Rest of VW Drives Hard for Electrics
If EU officials ultimately find that the carmakers broke competition law, they could fine them billions of euros. BMW has hit back at suggestions it colluded with other European manufacturers on diesel emissions .