Google has not violated its policy on Absher, a controversial Saudi Arabian government app in the App Store. Business insider spoke to Jackie Speier, California.
With this app, Saudi users can access government services to apply for jobs or permits, impose fines, renew their licenses, or report crimes. Saudi men, however, can track women's dependents and control their behavior. A recent report by Insider gives an overview of how Saudi Arabia can use this app to control women's dependents. You can cancel your travel privileges, check your location, and send SMS messages. Their location. After the report, human rights groups like Amnesty International have both criticized the app hosting. At the same time, Speier and his fellow delegates sent a letter to Google and Apple's CEO asking them to import the app from their store.
Business Insider reports that Google has responded to Congress letters and that the app is still in the Google Store. In a statement on BI BI Speier said the response was "very dissatisfied" and plans to follow up with his colleagues. Last month, Apple CEO Tim Cook will investigate this issue in an interview with NPR, but has not yet announced whether to reject the app from the App Store.