Oct 10, 2019

Apple drops Hong Kong police-tracking app used by protesters

Apple has removed an app that protesters in Hong Kong have used to track police movements and tear gas use, saying the app violated its rules. Apple initially rejected the app - which uses data from protesters on the ground - from its store. The removal then came after "Many concerned customers in Hong Kong contacted us", Apple said. "We have verified with the Hong Kong Cybersecurity and Technology Crime Bureau that the app has been used to target and ambush police," Apple said. Apple had sales of $9.61bn last quarter in its Greater China category, which includes Taiwan and Hong Kong.

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