Seems the penetration of internet, apps and technology is changing the old settled rules, in real life, worldwide...
Well, digital life sometimes interferes with Governments! The tussle between REAL (Country) and VIRTUAL
(Apps etc.) is unbelievable, we can see how digital age is trying to sans the
nations’ private matters! Nothing is private it seems…
A said to be, ‘pro democracy’ protest (Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill (ELAB) Movement) is/was ongoing in once a British colony, the Hong Kong, an iOS Apple App (crowd source map service app) in real-time https://hkmap.live/ reportedly was helping the protesters in Hong Kong against the police locations etc, it was tracking and informing cops location to protesters?!
Communist China objected this app to Apple Inc. and finally Apple has forced to remove this app,
We created the App Store to be a safe and trusted place to discover apps. We have learned that an app, HKmap.live, has been used in ways that endanger law enforcement and residents in Hong Kong. Many concerned customers in Hong Kong have contacted us about this app and we immediately began investigating it. The app displays police locations and we have verified with the Hong Kong Cyber security and Technology Crime Bureau that the app has been used to target and ambush police, threaten public safety, and criminals have used it to victimize residents in areas where they know there is no law enforcement. This app violates our guidelines and local laws, and we have removed it from the App Store.
|How Communist China ‘Won’ (on Hong Kong Protest) over Apple in Digital Age? Image courtesy: Techcrunch|
Apple, Google, Facebook, newer disrupting techs like AI, VR etc are new super powers; they define the present momentum and new digital revolutions over established countries! The tussle between USA and China may get worsen if things are not controlled on time...
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