Monday, 31 July 2017

Apple 'pulls 60 VPNs over the weekend from China App Store'



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 as many as 60 VPNs were pulled over the weekend.


Apple said it was legally required to remove them because they did not comply with new regulations.


It refused to confirm the exact number of apps withdrawn, but did not deny the figure. It added that dozens of legal VPN apps were still available.


One provider of the technology has said it will file an appeal with Apple.


VPNs allow users to mask their identity online by funnelling web browsing and other internet activity through another computer - sometimes one in a different country.


As a result, users can hide their IP addresses and access online material that has been censored or blocked by their internet service provider.


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