U.S. tech companies no longer standing up to China, other authoritarian nations

Apple China Removed Apps
In this Sept. 28, 2021 file photo, people wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus try out the latest iPhone 13 handsets at an Apple Store in Beijing. Amazon’s audiobook service Audible and phone apps for reading the holy books of Islam and Christianity have disappeared from the Apple store in mainland China, in the latest examples of the country’s tightening rules for internet firms. Audible said in a statement Friday, Oct. 15, that it removed its app from the Apple store in mainland China last month “due to permit requirements.” Andy Wong / Associated Press
Apple China Removed Apps
In this Sept. 28, 2021 file photo, people wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus try out the latest iPhone 13 handsets at an Apple Store in Beijing. Amazon’s audiobook service Audible and phone apps for reading the holy books of Islam and Christianity have disappeared from the Apple store in mainland China, in the latest examples of the country’s tightening rules for internet firms. Audible said in a statement Friday, Oct. 15, that it removed its app from the Apple store in mainland China last month “due to permit requirements.” Andy Wong / Associated Press

U.S. tech companies no longer standing up to China, other authoritarian nations

Apple’s deference to China is well-known, but it’s not the only company not standing up to authoritarian regimes.

Reset checks in on how tech companies work with foreign governments.

GUEST: Gerrit De Vynck, Washington Post technology reporter