Apple is removing VPN apps that allow users to skirt China’s Great Firewall

Apple is removing software from its app store in China that allows users to skirt the country’s Great Firewall.

The operators of two virtual private networks, or VPNs, said Saturday that they had been notified by Apple (AAPL) that their products were being taken down.

“We are writing to notify you that your application will be removed from the China App Store because it includes content that is illegal in China,” Apple said in a notice to ExpressVPN. “We know this stuff is complicated, but it is your responsibility to understand and make sure your app conforms with all local laws.”

 

 

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