Tim Cook: here’s why Apple banned the Hong Kong protesters’ maps app… again


In a “damned if you, damned if you don’t” move, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook defended the decision to pull down a map app used by Hong Kong protesters again. The first time it blocked the HKmap.live app access to the App Store on Tuesday, there was a media backlash, and Apple reinstated it on Wednesday.
Yesterday, however, a scathing piece in China’s People’s Daily newspaper seems to have done the job, and Apple blocked developers’ access to the App Store again. Controversy is coming from unexpected places these days, and all of a sudden organizations like the NBA or companies …

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