Apple removes Hong Kong map app after Chinese criticism

Sun Online Desk

10th October, 2019 11:39:47 printer

Apple removes Hong Kong map app after Chinese criticism

 

Apple Inc. removed a smartphone app HKmap.live that allows Hong Kong activists to report police movements from its online store Thursday.

The company said HKmap.live violated local law and Apple guidelines, reports AP.

Apple became the latest company to come under pressure to take Beijing's side against the demonstrators when the Communist Party's People's Daily said Wednesday the app "facilitates illegal behavior."

HKmap.live allows users to report police locations, use of tear gas and other details that are added to a regularly updated map. Another version is available for smartphones that use the Android operating system.

 


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