Apple removed iOS VPN apps from Chinese App Store in compliance to censorship law

July 30, 2017  By Pierluigi Paganini


iOS VPN apps


In compliance with Chinese Internet monitoring law, Apple has started removing all IOS VPN apps from it App Store in China.


The company complies with a request from the Chinese Government that wants to strict censorship making it harder for netizens to bypass the Great Firewall system (aka Golden Shield project).


The Golden Shield project allows China to censor Internet and block access to major foreign websites in the country, it is already blocking some 171 out of the world’s 1,000 top websites, including Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Dropbox.


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