Friday, 22 January 2010

Apple bans Dalai Lama apps in China

Apple is reported to be blocking iPhone apps related to Dalai Lama and exiled leader Rebiya Kadeer from its China App Store. IDG, publisher of Macworld, Computerworld, PC World and other magazines, said the move would make Apple the latest US technology company to censor its services in China. It said five iPhone applications related to the Tibetan spiritual leader were unavailable in the China store, as was one related to Kadeer, the US-based leader of China's largely Muslim Uighur community. In a statement to IDG, Trudy Miller, an Apple spokeswoman, said: 'We continue to comply with local laws. Not all apps are available in every country.'