torsdag 10. oktober 2019

Hong Kong protests: Apple pulls tracking app after China criticism

Apple has pulled an app that tracked the movements of Hong Kong policethrough crowdsourced data, after it became the latest company to be put under pressure by China this week. The creators of HKmap.Live said the app was pulled after Apple found it was in violation of local laws and company guidelines. It shows real-time locations of Hong Kong police vehicles, riot and special tactical police and locations where tear gas has been fired, as well as directions of where protests should move. Information is crowdsourced by users through a Telegram bot and similar channels.