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Recently a few weeks ago an app called ‘Absher’ which is used by Saudi Arab men to control and track the movements of women in the country. Apple and Google were criticized and accused of helping gender apartheid by hosting such an app on the App Store and Play Store respectively.
Google has told this matter and declined to remove the app from the Play Store to the grounds.
This decision was conveyed by Google to the office of Representative Jackie Speier, a California Democrat, who demanded that the company should remove the app.
Many other members of Congress also demanded that Google should ban this app, however, the company thinks otherwise.
For the uninitiated, this mobile app allows Saudi men to control and track travel permissions for women and migrant workers.
The news of this app led to an outcry some days ago with many accusing Google and Apple of promoting tyranny and oppression of women.
While Google hasn’t commented on this decision yet, Apple hasn’t commented or taken any action either.