There were no dazzling new products to wow the techies gathered at Apple's developers' conference. Instead Apple ditched iTunes and announced updates to the operating systems that run the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.
More and more Western firms are relying on the vast Chinese market for their sales and profits. But doing business in China means toeing the Communist Party's line and any criticism can cost them business.
iPhone manufacturer Apple has removed a smartphone app criticized by China for aiding anti-government protesters in Hong Kong. Apple said the app had "been used to target and ambush police."
Beijing's main state newspaper has said an app available for iPhones allows Hong Kongers to track the whereabouts of police. The paper has accused the app of promoting violence and "illegal acts."
The vulnerability had given attackers access to "almost all of the personal information" on the device. Researchers told DW that only "a very resourceful and determined actor" could execute such a sophisticated attack.
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