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Censorship of the iTunes Store - Definition from the Hotspot Shield Glossary

The iTunes Store is an online app store created by Apple that registered users can login to and purchase items such as apps, games, eBooks and music. During the history of the store there have been several instances where certain countries have tried to censorship the iTunes store, notably Australia and China. The Australian Labor Party in 2010 introduced evaluation features to the iTunes store - Basically this meant that publishers would have to pay evaluation fees, and that the public would have a right to lodge complaints about apps available on the store and have them removed. In China, the app store was subject to connection-level censorship in that if certain terms were searched for, the connection to the store would be reset. Other Apple services have been shut down in China such as iBooks, and there have been apps removed from the store that have been banned by the Chinese government.


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