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VPN developers in China didn't follow government regulations: Apple

VPN developers in China didn't follow government regulations: Apple”

So when Beijing announced this year that all VPN services in China would need to get a government permit or risk operating illegally, it put Apple in a tough spot as a company that makes VPNs available in its app store.

While Microsoft and Amazon both run cloud services in China, similar ones run by local Chinese internet rivals dwarf them in scale.

The creators of multiple virtual private networks (VPNs) have criticised this decision, and one provider of the technology - Golden Frog - has said it will appeal the decision. A spokesperson said that it will remove apps that don't comply with the law from its China App Store, including services based outside the country.

Many popular internet sites are blocked for users of the state network in China - Google, YouTube and more.

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"There are other channels we can use to scale the Great Firewall", he said.

China is tightening regulation of what it sees as its cyberspace, including online media, live streaming and gaming, and brought in a new cyber security law on June 1, pushing firms to store user data inside China's borders. Apple has been outspoken in other countries as well. That could mean Apple had been resisting and keeping discussions alive for that period of time.

The Chinese government started exerting more pressure on data liberties in recent months.

It all seems about leverage.

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"We received notification from Apple today, July 29, 2017, at roughly 04:00 GMT, that the ExpressVPN iOS app was removed from the China App Store". Some of Apple's critics have suggested that by not doing the same, it not only loses the moral high ground but also sets a precedent that other governments, including the United States, will seek to exploit.

When it unveils quarterly earnings later on Tuesday, Apple is likely to report another dip in China smartphone sales.

Apple is now working through starting up a data center in China to meet other regulations about where data is stored. Apple's shipment volume has been on a falling spree in the past two years.

VPN apps allow people to access websites that China blocks at an ISP level. Apple was between a rock and a hard place - it can't abandon the Chinese market, but it also can't abandon its customers. But it lost its voice for change in China, too, even if it's naive to assume such corporate voices carry far. China continues being strictly an authoritarian regime in spite of it being the most populous country in the world.

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