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Apple Removes VPN Apps from Russian App Store Amid Government Pressure
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Apple Removes VPN Apps from Russian App Store Amid Government Pressure

On July 4, 2024, Apple withdrew many virtual private network (VPN) apps from the App Store in Russia at the behest of Roskomnadzor, the Russian government's overseer over communications, according to Russian news outlets. According to MediaZona, this includes the mobile apps of 25 VPN service providers, such as ProtonVPN, Red Shield VPN, NordVPN, and Le VPN. It's important to remember that in March 2019, NordVPN closed all of its Russian servers. Apple's activities openly assist an authoritarian administration because they are driven by a desire to maintain money from the Russian market, according to a statement released by Red Shield VPN. This is a crime against civil society in addition to being careless. Le VPN stated in a similar notice that the removal of its app occurred pr...