Skype Vanished From the Chinese Apple and Android App Stores

Microsoft’s Skype has disappeared from smartphones apps sores of Android Apple in China, which became the recent victim in the sweeping internet crackdown in Beijing.

An internet telecommunications application software for phone and video services is no longer to be available on famous local Android Apple’s iOS apps stores like Xiaomi Corp.’s, although it still working as of Wednesday. The Ministry of Public Security (MPS) informed Apple that a number of Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) apps did not comply with the local laws and the United States’ company removed them subsequently, says spokeswoman of the iPhone maker. Those apps remain on place elsewhere, which enable voice calls amid other things.

Apple said late on Tuesday while responding to the queries about Skype disappearance that it has removed some internet phone call applications from its App Stores in China, just after the government of the country said they contravened the local laws.

The Cyberspace Administration of China, which supervises censored technology, didn’t respond immediately to the request for comment by an international news agency, Reuters that headquartered in London, England.

The vice-president of government think-tank – the China Information Security Research Institute, Zuo Xiaodong said that, “Any instant messaging apps operating in China must follow the cybersecurity law, there’s no question about it. It goes without saying whose regulations need to be followed if a company’s own rules contradict China’s law —as long as it wants to continue to operate in the Chinese mainland.”

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