Google, Apple face calls to pull Saudi app allowing men to monitor wives


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  • Thursday, 14 Feb 2019

Saudi women use the Careem app on their mobile phones in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 2, 2017. Picture taken January 2, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

LONDON: A Saudi Arabian government app that allows men in the country to monitor and control their female relatives’ travel at the click of a button should be removed from Google and Apple’s online stores, a US politician and activists said on Feb 13. 

Human rights campaigners argued the tech giants are enabling abuses against women and girls in the ultra-conservative kingdom by hosting the app. 

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