Senior Superintendent Chan Chi-yung announces a new multi-platform reporting hotline at police headquarters in Wan Chai. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong police say new hotline for reporting protest violence is still working, but Line users face wait after friend requests are denied

  • Force turns to mobile app for intelligence gathering operation after WhatsApp failure
  • But app struggles to handle number of people trying to connect with officers
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Senior Superintendent Chan Chi-yung announces a new multi-platform reporting hotline at police headquarters in Wan Chai. Photo: Dickson Lee
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Police restrain a protester near a police station in the Mong Kok shopping district on Monday. Chinese commentators are criticising Apple Inc for making available an app that would allow users to avoid police actions in Hong Kong. Photo: Kyodo

Apple under fire from China over HKmap.live app that tracks police activity amid Hong Kong protests

  • HKmap.live uses crowdsourcing to track police vehicles, armed officers and incidents in which people have been injured
  • People’s Daily column accuses the tech giant of ‘allowing its platform to clear the way for an app that incites illegal behaviour’
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Police restrain a protester near a police station in the Mong Kok shopping district on Monday. Chinese commentators are criticising Apple Inc for making available an app that would allow users to avoid police actions in Hong Kong. Photo: Kyodo
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