Skype disappears from China's app stores2017-11-21 15:30 by Daniela
Tags: Skype, China
Apple today removed Skype and a few other apps from its app store in China, because they were considered violating local laws by country's government.
"We have been notified by the Ministry of Public Security that a number of voice over Internet protocol apps do not comply with local law," an Apple spokeswoman told The New York Times. "These apps remain available in all other markets where they do business."
The statement refers to a China cybersecurity law implemented in June, which has language that helps the government block messaging apps without outright banning the services.
The Skype messaging app, which is owned by Microsoft, is now among a handful of apps - including Google, Facebook and Twitter - that are not accessible to users in China.
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