BREAKING: Apple Bans App Accused of Helping Users “Track and Target” Police

Apple has removed the HKmap.live app that has been used to track police movements in Hong Kong during the ongoing protests, according to Axios. 

Axios notes: “Confronted with evidence of danger to police and citizens, Apple removed an app Wednesday night that “has been used in ways that endanger law enforcement and residents in Hong Kong,” an Apple statement said.

“With pro-democracy riots in their 18th week, the app — HKmap.live — has allowed users to track police movements, then target and ambush officers. Apple determined that those uses violate both App Store policy and Hong Kong law.”

The main newspaper of China’s communist party said the app “facilitates illegal behavior.”

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