Apple removes several VPNs apps from App Store in China
Creators of dozens of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are criticizing Apple after the Cupertino, California-based tech giant removed their products from its App Store in China. Apple removed nearly 60 VPNs from its China App Store over the weekend, claiming that the decision was legally required because the VPNs failed to comply with new regulations in China.
VPNs let internet users to mask their identity online by funneling web browsing as well as other internet activities through another computer, which sometimes may be in a different nation.
Multiple providers of the controversial technology have warned that they could challenge Apple decision in a court of law.
Yokubaitis, president of Golden Frog, said, “If Apple views accessibility as a human right, we would hope Apple will likewise recognize internet access as a human right (the UN has even ruled it as such) and would choose human rights over profits.”
ExpressVPN also criticized Apple’s decision, saying that it was ‘dismayed’ because the tech giant sided with censorship.
The removed VPNs are still available in Apple App Stores outside China.
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