Google, Apple criticised for hosting Saudi app that allows men to track female relatives

Monday 18 February 2019 | 12:58 CET | News
Apple CEO Tim Cook said he was unaware of the Absher app, a Saudi government application that allows men to track the movement of female family members, but he will investigate, reports the US non-profit media organisation NPR. The app first came to light in a report from Insider news. The app is available in Apple and Google app stores in Saudi Arabia and the US companies are receiving criticism from human rights activists and lawmakers for hosting it.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Apple / Google
Countries: Saudi Arabia
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