Apple removes Hong Kong police-tracking app2019|01:16
Apple has removed a police-tracking app from its store, saying it's been used by Hong Kong protesters to ambush police and victimize residents. HKmap.live only hit the app store last week - and was a crowdsourcing app that tracked police movements across the embattled city. Chinese state media, while not naming any specific apps, accused Apple of complicity in helping the protesters. The official People's Daily asked if Apple was 'thinking clearly'. It said the tech giant had no sense of right and wrong, and ignored the truth. In a statement, Apple said concerned customers in the city contacted the company, and they immediately began investigating the apps' use. They added, quote: "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." On Twitter, an account believed to be owned by the developer of the app said it disagreed with the decision, and said there was no evidence to support the claims against it.