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Apple Removes VPN Services From App Store In China, Making It Harder To Circumvent Online Censors

Apple Removes VPN Services From App Store In China, Making It Harder To Circumvent Online Censors

Apple Inc. has removed dozens of virtual private network services from its App Store in China, dealing a blow to Internet users there hoping to evade censorship to reach a host of banned sites, such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Providers of such tools, called VPNs, say the technology giant bowed to government pressure when it pulled down a reported 60 services that tunnel through China’s so-called Great Firewall to access sites and applications deemed a threat to authorities such as Instagram,…

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