De kinesiska myndigheterna kritiserar Apple för beslutet att godkänna en app som bland annat används av demonstranterna i Hing Kong under protesterna.

Kritiken kommer inte direkt från myndigiterna utan via kinesiska statskontrollerade medier. Apple kritiseras för att skydda kriminella ich kriminella aktiviteter.

Chinese state media on Tuesday accused Apple Inc of protecting “rioters” in Hong Kong and enabling illegal behaviour, after the US-based technology giant listed on its app store an application that tracks police activity in the city.

Apple had previously rejected the app, called HKmap.live, but reversed its decision on Friday and made the programme available for download from the iOS App Store on Saturday, according to the program’s developer.

South China Morning Post

Stoppade

Apple stoppage inlednings appen HKMapp.live kan användas för att samla in information om olika platser i Hong Kong. Den används just nu av demonstranterna för att snabbt samla in information från många, crowd sourcing, om polisens och militärens rörelser.

Stoppas

We created the  App Store  to be a safe and trusted place to discover apps. We have learned that an app, HKmap.live, has been used in ways that endanger law enforcement and residents in Hong Kong. Many concerned customers in Hong Kong have contacted us about this app and we immediately began investigating it. The app displays police locations and we have verified with the Hong Kong Cybersecurity and Technology Crime Bureau that the app has been used to target and ambush police, threaten public safety, and criminals have used it to victimize residents in areas where they know there is no law enforcement. This app violates our guidelines and local laws, and we have removed it from the  App Store .

Enter att ha utrett appen ett varv till så Apple nu beslutat att stoppa den.

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