"We received notification from Apple today, July 29, 2017, at roughly 04:00 GMT, that the ExpressVPN iOS app was removed from the ChinaApp Store". The company has now released an official statement on why these applications have been removed. One of the VPN manufacturers who's complained about their apps being expunged from the app store is Golden Frog.
VPN apps allow people to access websites that China blocks at an ISP level.
"While your app has been removed from the China App Store, it is still available in the App Stores for the other territories you selected in iTunes Connect". VPNs give citizens a work around the so-called "great firewall of China" which not only censors politically sensitive websites, but also prevents access to other websites blocked in the country for fairly predictable reasons: Google, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube amongst others.
This news comes just a few weeks after Chinaannounced that a total ban on VPNs - with exceptions for some foreign businesses - would come into effect in February of next year.
Apple finds itself trapped between the demands of a Chinese government in the midst of a crackdown on online content and the criticism of entities based outside the country agitating for a more open internet there.
Users outside China continue uninterrupted service though they continue to reside in China. But now some of those policies are affecting Apple, one of the few remaining USA tech giants with a presence in the country - and the issue is raising questions about Apple's moral standing around the world. Chinese authorities now block access from multiple sites including Facebook, Twitter and more. This regulation wasn't in favor of the VPN companies since the government couldn't have licensed apps that would be used to penetrate their media censorship programs. Xiaomi and Huawei, two of China's biggest domestic manufacturers, accounted for more than 29 percent of the market previous year.
There's also evidence to suggest the rise of WeChat, which lets users do pretty much anything inside its ecosystem, has diminished the importance of the operating system among many consumers in China. Although Applesaid it would keep the encryption keys and would not compromise the privacy of users, some pundits have suggested that housing data in China could form a pressure for Apple to pass data in future disputes. "China is such a key market for Apple that it has to listen". The country has already restricted severalChina based providers and is now eying the overseas services to further tighten control over the information super highway.
Tillerson returned to his home in Texas for a couple of days but was back in the office by Wednesday. "He recognises that. Secretary of Defense James Mattis is also out this week - according to the Pentagon , he is away on "personal travel".
To ensure that anyone who doesn't notice these cosmetic differences indeed does, the XJR575 will also wear its name at the back. The Jaguar XJ has been on sale since 2009 in its present form, and this is the second time it has received a facelift.
Under the new law, Brownback said religious student groups could "establish religious beliefs as qualification for membership". From his official Twitter account, the governor tweeted that he is honored to be considered for the position.
Unfortunately for Carmelo, the biggest obstacle standing in the way of a deal is that the Rockets don't have much to offer NY . The 10-time All-Star has been the subject of National Basketball Association trade rumors for what feels like the last decade.
NASA will send up cards, or coupons, with dried bacteria on them to see how the bacteria reacts during eclipse conditions. And you may want to get prepared now because a total solar eclipse doesn't happen very often.
Even though they were unable to win the World Cup, they won the hearts of 1.25 crore Indians, ¿ Thakur told ANI. Nearly all faced misogyny from the days of gully cricket well into their professional lives.
When reached by MIT Technology Review , Mitalipov declined to comment on the results, which he said are pending publication . They said it would be "irresponsible" to use gene editing technology in human embryos for therapeutic purposes.
Recently there was news about Oculus partnering with Xiaomi to come up with an all-in-one headset for the Chinese market. Owners of the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive can now sample the rather cool Virt-A-Mate demo from lone developer Meshed VR .
Amazon first launched Prime Now in New York City in December 2014 and has since expanded it all over the US, London and China. Amazon launched its Prime Now service in NY in December 2014 and has since expanded to 50 cities worldwide.
Schooling clinches joint-bronze in 100m fly at Worlds
South African Chad Le Clos is the defending champion in the event and is coming off a win in the 200m fly on Wednesday (26 July). The US team did all the race in the lead, winning the fourth gold of the day out of the six finals contested at the Duna Arena.
Sen. Cory Gardner's bad votes on Obamacare repeal and replace
He walked onto the Senate floor to a standing ovation, offering a critically needed vote to help Republicans break the deadlock. Their "no" votes signaled that the so-called "clean repeal" bill did not have the support from key Republican senators.
Israel removes security measures outside Al Aqsa mosque
On Tuesday, Erdogan had accused Israel of using security measures as a pretext to take over holy sites in Jerusalem from Muslims. His latest comments come amid a major fallout between Israeli authorities and Palestinians over al-Aqsa Mosque.
Manchester City vs. Real Madrid
The Premier League club confirmed on Monday that Mendy has joined on a five-year deal for a reported fee of £52million. Speaking to the club's website , Mendy admitted: "I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester City ".
Six Cong MPs suspended from Lok Sabha for 'unruly behavior'
The six MP who have been suspended are Gaurav Gogoi , Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Ranjit Ranjan, Sushmita Dev, MK Raghav and K Suresh. The Opposition stood up in protest and threw paper all over and shouted slogans saying "Gunda Raj nahi chalega" in the House.
Xbox One X pre-order coming soon? 24.07.17
Microsoft might not be accepting Xbox One X pre-orders, but multiple retailers have put up One X listing pages on their websites. According to previous Microsoft announcements, the Xbox One X will be the smallest console the company has ever released .
Police probe death threats against London hospital staff
The hospital believes that 11-month-old Charlie has suffered irreversible brain damage that treatment can not fix . The case has garnered global attention and even drawn comment from President Donald Trump and Pope Francis.
Watch the New 'Game of Thrones' Comic-Con Trailer
Note: This post discusses a plot twist that's been revealed by HBO from an upcoming Game of Thrones episode . John Bradley , who plays Samwell Tarly, said his character has figured out his role in the world.