Apple ordered to loosen App Store grip as critics call for reform

Apple ordered to loosen App Store grip as critics call for reform

SATRA calls for explanation after Google Play removes Iranian apps TEHRAN – The Iranian Audiovisual Media Regulatory Authority (SATRA) has called for an explanation following Google Play’s decision to remove several Iranian applications from its store. In a letter sent to Google Play, the SATRA Department for International Affairs wrote, “We officially ask you to provide an adequate explanation, rationale and documents that support your decision.” “We strongly believe that the implementation of ‘techno-sanctions’ by a technology firm is substantially unjustified and against the principle of neutrality, which is the fundamental perspective that the Internet is built upon,” the letter added. SATRA also said, “We condemn such an unjustified act that is clearly against the interest of our innovative businesses and we will surely take any necessary legal measures to …
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