Google And Apple Tussle Over Saudi App Tracking Women

Apple and Google, America’s technological giants are in hot water for hosting a Saudi Arabian government app on their respective application stores that track the whereabouts of Saudi women. Google and Apple are under fire for hosting an app that tracks Saudi women.

Google and Apple are under fire for hosting an app that tracks Saudi women

The app basically lets Saudi men (who are supposedly guardians of Saudi women) track their wives, daughters, sisters etc. It’s well known throughout the western world that Saudi Arabia has a culture which is a polar opposite to the western culture and therefore generates a lot of criticism from the USA and Europe because of their ultra-conservative norms. Therefore it comes as a surprise when American companies such as Google and Apple that promote gender-equality are hosting an app that negates woman’s freedom in Saudi Arabia.
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