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Apple has come under fire in China for kowtowing to Beijing, after withdrawing an app which allowed users to circumvent the Great Firewall. OpenDoor, which markets itself as a browser and helps users circumvent local internet restrictions like a VPN, was pulled from the Chinese version of iTunes without warning in July, …

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Do they ever respond?

Apple couldn’t immediately be reached for additional comment.

I don't think I ever saw any Apple related article on El Reg without a similar statement below.

You don't give up easily, do you?

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Re: Do they ever respond?

Maybe El Reg should just create a site called I want to bear Apples fruit and use that to try and contact them. They might have a little more joy.

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Re: Do they ever respond?

What that usually means is someone called - got voicemail and marked it as couldn't immediately be reached for comment. Reuters do it as well - sometimes they add that the call was outside office hours (big surprise not to get an immediate comment then).

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Do they ever respond?

Maybe you should try using Tor to contact them :)

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No biggy.

Apple products are very censored anyway.

This is no biggy, there being little consumer freedom.

We love dictators.

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Can't saw off

the legs of the stool you're standing on. Without Chinese manufacturing, Apple would have to shop around to, like, the Philippines, or worse, Texas.

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Re: Can't saw off

Money talks, money talks

Money talks it's true.

Money talks, money talks

Money talks to you.

Apple and Google hear it loud and clear.

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Re: Can't saw off

In my experience the only word money knows when it talks is "goodbye"

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Ha Ha!

You think switching the HTTPS did anything? Sure it makes the users feel more secure - and more likely to get themselves into trouble but I think it's a given the entire SSL/HTTPS security are been comprised for some time now.

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So Apple comes under fire for obeying Chinese law

What about when it complies with US law and gives Uncle Same unrestricted access to its customers' mailboxes?

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