30 Jul '17, 4pm

[Mothership] Apple App Store in China removes VPN apps

According to TechCrunch on July 30, 2017, Apple has removed all major VPN apps from the App Store in China. VPN apps have been helping Internet users in China overcome the tentacled censorship system. Advertisement ExpressVPN, a VPN provider, made the revelation in a blog post that “all major VPN apps” including its own had been purged from Apple’s China-based store. ExpressVPN wrote: “We’re disappointed in this development, as it represents the most drastic measure the Chinese government has taken to block the use of VPNs to date, and we are troubled to see Apple aiding China’s censorship efforts. ExpressVPN strongly condemns these measures, which threaten free speech and civil liberties.” ExpressVPN also shared a note from Apple explaining that its app was removed because “it includes content that is illegal in China.” A highly significant move by Beijing Purging VPN app...

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