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Tim Cook defends removing Hong Kong protest app in leaked memo

12 days ago   |   By iMore

Tim Cook weighs in on the Hong Kong mapping app debate.
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A leaked memo shows Tim Cook defending the removal of the HKmap.live app.
The app was removed from the Chinese App Store for promoting "illegal activity".
Cook believes that the decision "best protects our users".
Today, Tim Cook has addressed the controversy around the removal of the HKmap.live app from the Chinese App Store. Reported by Bloomberg , the CEO sent a memo to employees explaining their process and why they determined that the app need to be removed.
According to the memo, Cook defends Apple's...
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Apple pulls app used to track Hong Kong police, Cook defends move

Apple pulls app used to track Hong Kong police, Cook defends move

12 days ago   |   By Reuters

Apple Inc has removed an app that helped Hong Kong protesters track police movements, saying it was used to target officers, after a Chinese state newspaper sharply criticized the U.S. tech giant for allowing the software.
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Tim Cook sent a memo to employees explaining why he stands by Apple's decision to remove an app used by Hong Kong protesters to track police

Tim Cook sent a memo to employees explaining why he stands by Apple's decision to remove an app used by Hong Kong protesters to track police

12 days ago   |   By Business Insider

In a memo to employees, Apple CEO Tim Cook stood by the company's decision to remove an app from the App Store used by Hong Kong protesters to monitor police activity.
Cook said the app was removed because it was being used to "maliciously target individual officers for violence," according to a memo to staff obtained by Bloomberg.
Cook also said in the email that he received "credible information" from the Hong Kong Cybersecurity and Technology Crime Bureau as well as users which indicated the app was being used in this way.
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Apple draws criticisms for deleting app one day after China rebuke

Apple draws criticisms for deleting app one day after China rebuke

12 days ago   |   By New York Post

Apple yanked an app from its Chinese app store after the country accused the tech giant of giving pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong a tool to track and “ambush” police. The iPhone maker said it's deleting HKmap.live - just days after approving it for the App Store - because it found the app endangered law...
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Apple's Cook defends decision to remove police-tracking app used in Hong Kong

12 days ago   |   By Reuters

Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook on Thursday defended the iPhone maker's decision to remove a police-tracking app used by protesters in Hong Kong from its App Store, according to a copy of the letter seen by Reuters and confirmed by Apple.
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