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Apple has removed Skype from the Chinese App Store at the request of the government

We all use messaging tools such as WhatsApp among many others on a daily basis and we value their importance, but without taking into account the personal data that is exposed, although we rarely have problems with this kind of thing, but the reality is that in some countries they are too sensitive to these issues and when we talk about regions of the world that treat these things very carefully, we are referring mostly to China. We’ve seen that Apple and China have had conflicts in the past over security issues, but now the Chinese government has asked Apple to remove Skype from the App Store in that country.

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Apple has removed Skype from the Chinese App Store at the request of the government
Apple has removed Skype from the Chinese App Store at the request of the government

It has not been the government as such, but rather the Minister of Public Security, we had no idea about this until Apple published it in the New York Times as many wondered why the possible disappearance of Skype in the App Store in that country for no apparent reason, not too long ago we saw how the Chinese government banned or at least limited the connectivity of Apple Watch Series 3 LTE for security reasons.

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At the moment Skype is still operational in the country as an application, but as things go we do not know how much more will be available a tool that many consider as essential, especially if you are working from an area of the world away from your family and loved ones so an app like Skype allows a very good alternative to Face Time.

For now we don’t know what will happen with Skype, although most of its users inside China will be against the removal of something like this by a simple request and without reason since in these cases the Chinese government is not too transparent with its citizens, but we can say that Skype’s days are numbered for iOS in China.

Source : 9to5Mac

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