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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:34 AM

 

China criticizes Apple for app that tracks Hong Kong police

Source: AP via CBC

The Associated Press Posted: Oct 09, 2019 8:38 AM ET

Apple became the latest company targeted for Chinese pressure over protests in Hong Kong when the ruling Communist Party's main newspaper criticized the tech giant Wednesday for a smartphone app that allows activists to report police movements.

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5314424.1570621415!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_780/hong-kong-protests-apple.jpg


HKmap.live, designed by an outside supplier and available on Apple's online store, "facilitates illegal behaviour," People's Daily said in a commentary.

"Is Apple guiding Hong Kong thugs?" the newspaper said.

Beijing has pressed companies including Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways to take the government's side against the protests, which are in their fourth month.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/china-criticizes-apple-app-hong-kong-1.5314409



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Response to Hal Zerozerozeronine (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:48 AM

1. Maybe not. I think Apple can live with the pressure. It knows that "thugs" is political propaganda.

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Response to Hal Zerozerozeronine (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 11:22 AM

2. Fuck China. n/t

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Response to Hal Zerozerozeronine (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 11:26 AM

3. Hooray For Apple

The only way they'll stop is if people call them out. And thank you NBA for not buckling under the pressure

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