Hong Kong police clears an area in Mong Kok, following a stand-off with protesters who gathered outside the district’s police station on October 7. Photo: Agence France-Presse

In an about-face, Apple removes Hong Kong protest map app following China backlash

  • The app had shot to the top of the charts for the travel category in the iOS App Store in Hong Kong
  • Google yanked from its own apps store The Revolution of Our Times game, which lets people play as a Hong Kong protester
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Hong Kong police clears an area in Mong Kok, following a stand-off with protesters who gathered outside the district’s police station on October 7. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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Apple initially turned down the application to list HKmap.live on its App Store because it “allowed users to evade law enforcement”, according to the app’s developer. Photo: Nathan Tsui

Apple allows Hong Kong protest map app that can track police and protester locations

  • HKmap.live crowdsources location of police and anti-government protests in Hong Kong
  • The app was the most downloaded app under the travel category for Apple’s Hong Kong App Store
Topic |   Apple

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Apple initially turned down the application to list HKmap.live on its App Store because it “allowed users to evade law enforcement”, according to the app’s developer. Photo: Nathan Tsui
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