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Apple Removes App Used by Hong Kong Protesters to Track Police

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Apple on Wednesday removed an app that protesters in Hong Kong used to track the movements of police from its app store, saying it violated rules because it was used to ambush police.

Apple said in a statement that it had began an immediate investigation after “many concerned customers in Hong Kong” contacted the company about the app and Apple found it had endangered law enforcement and residents.

The app was removed from Apple’s app store globally but continued to work for users who had previously downloaded it in Hong Kong.

The app’s developer said the app merely consolidated information that was available in the public domain.

Curated from CNBC

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