Oct 3, 2019

Apple bans Hong Kong protest location app

Apple has removed a crowd-sourced app that tracks the location of protesters and police in Hong Kong. Apple told app creators it "Facilitates, enables, or encourages an activity that is not legal" - but it is still available on Google's app store. HKmap Live gathers reports from chat app Telegram to show users the locations of spots where the police are patrolling and areas where tear gas has been deployed. The app is still currently available on Google's app store and on the web. In the discussion below her tweet, someone else pointed out that families with children used the app to avoid areas where tear gas was being used.

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