Tim Cook

In a memo to employees, Apple CEO Tim Cook stood by the company’s decision to remove an app from the App Store used by Hong Kong protesters to monitor police activity.
Cook said the app was removed because it was being used to “maliciously target individual officers for violence,” according to a memo to staff obtained by Bloomberg.
Cook also said in the email that he received “credible information” from the Hong Kong Cybersecurity and Technology Crime Bureau as well as users which indicated the app was being used in this way.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook is standing by the company’s controversial decision to remove an app from the App Store used by Hong Kong protesters to track police activity.

In an email to Apple staff obtained by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Cook said the app, called HKmap.live, was removed because it was being used to “maliciously target individual officers for violence” and “victimize individuals and property where no police are present.”

The Apple CEO said he received “credible information” from the Hong Kong Cybersecurity and Technology Crime Bureau and users in Hong Kong which indicated that the app was being used in …read more


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