Apple Data Reveals China Success With Hundreds Of Gambling App Removals

The Chinese government requested that Apple remove more than 600 apps from the App Store last year, with the “vast majority” relating to illegal gambling, according to official data released by the Silicon Valley giant.

Apple has this week released a series of "Transparency Reports" covering six-month periods dating back to 2013 in a bid to explain to its customers how their personal data is managed and protected.

The reports cover six-month periods of requests from government agencies and “US private parties” made to the technology firm, including app removal requests.

The overwhelming majority of Apple removal requests from around the world are for gambling-related apps.

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