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. […]
The app relies on crowdsourced information to track the location
of police presence in the city, alerting users to police vehicles,
armed officers and incidents in which people have been injured.
The app — a website version is also active — displays hotspots
on a map of the city that is continuously updated as users report
“By allowing its platform to clear the way for an app that incites
illegal behaviour, [does Apple] not worry about damaging its
reputation and hurting the feelings of consumers?” said a
bellicose commentary published on the app of People’s Daily, the
Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece. […]
Such delicate feelings.