Yahoo stops offering services in China

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Yahoo stops offering services in China

Yahoo ceases offering its services in the Chinese market. That says a spokesperson too, among others, the Reuters news agency. According to the tech company, the reason is the “increasingly challenging business and legal environment” in China. Yahoo also says it will continue to work for the rights of its users, and for “a free and open internet.”

Privacy law in China

The company writes in a statement that it will no longer offer content to users in mainland China since November 1. Users in the country will be notified that the service is no longer available. The tech websites  TechCrunch and  Engadget are also no longer accessible in China. Yahoo owns these sites.

Yahoo won’t elaborate on the reasons for the decision, but the departure will coincide with the entry into force of the new privacy law in China. The so-called Personal Information Protection Law was passed in August and went into effect on November 1. The law imposes stricter rules on tech companies and

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