Where Apple CEO promised to look into the Saudi app that lets men track women, Google has straight up declined to remove the app entitled as ‘Absher’.
According to a report tech giant Google has refused to remove the Saudi app called Absher from Google Play Store, stating that it meets all of their terms and conditions.
After reviewing the app, the firm concluded that it does not violate any agreements and can remain on its app store, continuing what it does. However, Google personally did not respond to the publication’s request for comment.
The decision was communicated by Google to California representative Jackie Speier who wrote last week demanding removal of the service. Speier,
“The responses received so far from Apple and Google are deeply unsatisfactory. As of today, the Absher app remains available in both the Apple App store and the Google Play Store even though they can easily remove it.”
After Absher app created a hype asking for Apple and Google to remove it from their respective app stores, Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a statement to NPR saying that he was unaware about it and will look into it. However, the app has not yet been removed.
Absher was previously noticed last month and caused an brawl for its feature that let Saudi men track their women, limit their movement, define how long can they stay in any one place, and prevent them from leaving the country.