Deciphering China’s VPN Ban

This weekend Apple took a dispiriting step in the policing of its Chinese mainland App store: the company removed several Virtual Private Network (VPN) applications that allowed users to circumvent the China’s extensive internet censorship apparatus. In effect, the company has once again aided the Chinese government in its censorship campaign against its own citizens.

Country: Global

Domains: IG

Stakeholder: Industry

Tags: circumvention tools, VPN, surveillance, policing, Apple, China, censorship

Posted on Thursday 3 August 2017

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