Apple announced that it has removed the application “HKmap.live” from its mobile outlets “Apple Store”, which displays the current location of police officers in Hong Kong.
Apple said in a statement, “HKmap.live”, “to target the police and ambush them to facilitate” also “threatening public security” was removed from the mobile outlets said.
Hong Kong Cyber ÔÇőÔÇőSecurity and Technology Crime Bureau also confirmed that the application jeopardizes public safety and causes the people living in the area to be victimized by the criminals.
The protesters were able to access the locations of the police and the places where tear gas was used.
China’s official publication, People’s Daily, criticized Apple for its mobile application “HKmap.live”, which shows the current status of police officers in Hong Kong, and warned that the company may suffer a loss of reputation among Chinese customers.
“Is Apple guiding thugs in Hong Kong?” HKmap.live claimed in an article alleged to “facilitate the illegal behavior of protesters”. was asked.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said earlier that Apple’s second largest market after the US would eventually become number one in China.
Finally in China, state television CCTV, the American Basketball League (NBA) team Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey, Hong Kong Special Administrative District after the sharing of support for anti-government protests in China, NBA teams to play in China, the decision to broadcast the match He had received.
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