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Apple slammed in China for pulling firewall-busting app OpenDoor

quantr (1722336) writes | about a year ago

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quantr (1722336) writes "Apple has been accused of kowtowing to the Chinese government by pulling from its China App Store a product enabling users to circumvent firewalls and access restricted sites.
OpenDoor, a free app that provides users a randomized IP address to keep their browsing habits anonymous and shielded from censors, was removed after the tech giant deemed it contained "illegal content," the app's lead developer told CNN.
It remains available in App Stores outside China.
The developer — who wished to remain anonymous, saying that "as the developers of an app that protects users' privacy and anonymity online, it only makes sense to do the same ourselves" — said Apple provided no notification that the app had been pulled, with the developers only learning from consumers."

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