Tag: Women’s Issues

Saudi app criticized for feature to control women’s travel

Saudi app criticized for feature to control women’s travel

AP News | Source URL The Saudi government app Absher is mostly a way for people to pay traffic fines and complete other administrative tasks electronically. But one feature isn’t sitting well with civil-rights advocates: the ability for men to grant or deny a woman permission to travel. Regardless of […]

Tim Cook hits back at criticism over Saudi woman-tracking app found in the App Store, claiming he was unaware of its existence – but says Apple will ‘take a look’

Tim Cook hits back at criticism over Saudi woman-tracking app found in the App Store, claiming he was unaware of its existence – but says Apple will ‘take a look’

James Pero | Daily Mail | Source URL In an interview with NPR, Apple CEO Tim Cook said he will investigate the usage of an app available in the company’s App Store that tracks and restricts the travel of women in Saudi Arabia. The app, called Absher, which is also […]