Reporter: Two questions about the HKmap.live app. Which local laws
the HKmap.live app violates and why should Apple remove HKmap.live
when apps which allow users to track the location of police
checkpoints remain in the app store? Thank you. […]
Chief Secretary for the Administration Matthew Cheung: I suppose
the Police have already explained the reasons for it, okay? And,
we have nothing further to add.
Secretary for Transport and Housing Frank Chan Fan: Indeed the
taking down of the app from the Apple store is the decision made
by the operating company — Apple. So, if you want to know the
reason for them to take down the app, maybe you can approach Apple
and the Apple store.
Complete non-answers to both questions.
(One sidenote I confirmed with Apple: While they pulled HKmap.live from the App Store, anyone who already has it installed still has the app. No more software updates, but copy of the app they have installed still works.)