Apple removes VPN apps from China App Store to comply with regime

Source: ZDNet

“Apple has pulled virtual private network (VPN) apps from its China app store available on iOS devices, developers reported over the weekend. Apple sent notifications to developers in China explaining their VPN app was removed from the App Store. The apps included ‘content that is illegal in China, which is not in compliance with the App Store Review Guidelines,’ the letter stated. VPNs are popular in China, allowing users to get around the country’s internet filter dubbed the Great Firewall. It blocks access from sites including Facebook, Twitter, New York Times, and more.” (07/30/17)