“Apple has accepted the Chinese government’s… demands, allowing the government to run network safety evaluations on its products, Beijing News reported on Wednesday,” Liu Jiayi reports for ZDNet.
“A spokesperson for the country’s Internet and Information Office, who was present at the meeting last December in the US between Apple’s chief executive officer Tim Cook and director of the Chinese office Lu Wei, told Beijing News that Cook has assured that Apple will fully cooperate with the Chinese government to have its products inspected for security concerns,” Jiayi reports. “According to the spokesperson, Lu said to Cook that China is one the biggest markets for Apple, and the country is willing to open up to technology giants, but that the prerequisite is products such as the iPhone, iPad, and Mac must ensure users’ information safety and privacy, as well as national security.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]