Google has declined to remove from its app store a Saudi
government app which lets men track women and control where they
travel, on the grounds that it meets all their terms and
Google reviewed the app — called Absher — and concluded that it
does not violate any agreements, and can therefore remain on the
Google Play store. […]
Insider last month reported how Absher — an all-purpose app
which Saudis use to interact with the state — offers features
which allow Saudi men to grant and rescind travel permission for
women, and to set up SMS alerts for when women use their
Apple told Speier’s office on Thursday they are still reviewing
Absher, following calls from Senator Ron Wyden for them to “stop
stalling” and make a decision.
Would be good to see a little of Apple’s famous courage here.