US digital company Yahoo has announced the end of access to its service package from mainland China from November 1, Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post reported today.
When trying to access the main Yahoo portal from Beijing, the company displays the following message: “Effective November 1, 2021, the Yahoo service package will not be accessible from mainland China. This will not affect products and services. Yahoo services in other locations around the world.”
The message – in English, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese – It does not provide details of the reasons for making the decision.
The text provides links to Yahoo! Mail services. and AOL and the Privacy Control Panel, which can still be accessed from mainland China without having to resort to a Virtual Private Network (VPN), and is needed to access pages like Google, Twitter or Facebook, among others, whose access has been blocked In China.
The end of access to most Yahoo services from China, on Monday, coincided with The entry into force of the Personal Information Protection Act, Through it, Chinese authorities could restrict cross-border data flows and enforce data management in the country, according to the Hong Kong newspaper.
The company began operations in China in 1999, but closed its last headquarters in the Asian country in 2015.
Yahoo’s exit comes after a few days of searching for a job on the social network Linkedin, owned by the American computer giant Microsoft, He announced his departure from the Asian country due to the imposition of new requirements by local authorities and “more difficult operating environment”.