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Apple pulls ad tracking blocker from China App Store under false pretense

Apple has killed ad tracker-blocking app 1Blocker in the China App Store saying that it is an unlicensed VPN — but it does not offer VPN services.Early on Tuesday, 1Blocker revealed via Twitter that Apple had pulled the app from the App Store in China on Monday. The app’s removal was for both the iOS and macOS versions of the app, from both storefronts.An email sent from Apple and published by the app explains that the take-down was due to the app including “content that is illegal in China.” Apple goes on to state “As you may know, the government has been tightening regulations associated with VPN applications and since 2015 has required developers to have a license from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.” Read more…
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