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Chinese app offers a look over the Great Firewall, with big catches



It is also the challenge of finding the app. It had disappeared from Huawei’s Android app store from October 10 and a website TechCrunch connected was down when we wrote this. It is not certain what led to these moves, but it would not be shocking if even it looked past the usual censorship was too much for officials.

It can have consequences anyway. The developer, Shanghai Fengxuan Information Technology Co., is 70 percent owned by a subsidiary of Chinese security firm Qihoo 360. Whether Qihoo lights up the app green or not, it could face questions if the government does not approve the release.


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