A woman looks at the screen of her mobile phone in front of an Apple logo outside its store in Shanghai, China July 30, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo
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Apple said Monday it had removed many gambling-related apps from its Chinese app store as the U.S. giant comes under scrutiny amid trade tensions between Beijing and Washington.Apple removed 25,000 apps suspected of facilitating gambling and illegal lotteries, state broadcaster CCTV reported Sunday, emphasizing there was still work to be done.Apple has taken several steps to satisfy Chinese regulators, including this summer transferring control of Chinese user data to a state-owned company.Apple also upset rights groups last year when it restricted its Chinese customers' access to Virtual Private Networks, which allow users to circumvent China's Great Firewall and to access blocked websites such as Facebook, Twitter and The New York Times.
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