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China has apparently decided to blacklist Apple products including the iPad and MacBook lines for official use, according to Bloomberg. The report says that the government has instructed its procurement arm not to purchase desktops, tablets and laptops from the company because of those oft-cited "security concerns." It's the latest in a series of attacks on western tech companies in the wake of the Snowden revelations -- with Windows 8, IBM, Apple, Google, Kaspersky, Symantec and the iPhone all getting singled out for criticism. According to Bloomberg's analysts, the move is to ensure that the US doesn't have too much influence in China, and in no way will distract people from China's own sordid history of snooping.

Update: China's head of procurement has moved to deny the original report, saying that Apple never applied to be on the list in question.

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