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    Saudi wife tracking app

    The Saudi versions of the Apple Store and Google Play make available an app called the Absher app which has a section where men can award or withdraw permission for their women or workers to travel abroad, cancel their tickets and register for text notices if unauthorized escape is attempted. This app helps to enforce the Saudi male guardianship system and helps to trap women and girls in abusive marriages/families.

    Why are US tech giants involved in hosting apps that foster/enforce sexual apartheid?

    Related: Saudi Sisters Urge Google and Apple to Pull an 'Inhuman' Woman-Tracking App


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    Re: Saudi wife tracking app

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    The Saudi versions of the Apple Store and Google Play make available an app called the Absher app which has a section where men can award or withdraw permission for their women or workers to travel abroad, cancel their tickets and register for text notices if unauthorized escape is attempted. This app helps to enforce the Saudi male guardianship system and helps to trap women and girls in abusive marriages/families.

    Why are US tech giants involved in hosting apps that foster/enforce sexual apartheid?

    Related: Saudi Sisters Urge Google and Apple to Pull an 'Inhuman' Woman-Tracking App
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    Not surprised... irritated, but not surprised.
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    Re: Saudi wife tracking app

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    The Saudi versions of the Apple Store and Google Play make available an app called the Absher app which has a section where men can award or withdraw permission for their women or workers to travel abroad, cancel their tickets and register for text notices if unauthorized escape is attempted. This app helps to enforce the Saudi male guardianship system and helps to trap women and girls in abusive marriages/families.

    Why are US tech giants involved in hosting apps that foster/enforce sexual apartheid?

    Related: Saudi Sisters Urge Google and Apple to Pull an 'Inhuman' Woman-Tracking App
    I've been saying this for a long time, these new Tech Tools in the hands of autocratic and oppressive societies amounts to a new and perhaps even worse totalitarianism than in the past. Do they not think at all about the implications of their tools in the hands of these kinds of societies?

    Time to regulate for the sake of all humanity.

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    Re: Saudi wife tracking app

    All about the benjamins.
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    Re: Saudi wife tracking app

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    The Saudi versions of the Apple Store and Google Play make available an app called the Absher app which has a section where men can award or withdraw permission for their women or workers to travel abroad, cancel their tickets and register for text notices if unauthorized escape is attempted. This app helps to enforce the Saudi male guardianship system and helps to trap women and girls in abusive marriages/families.

    Why are US tech giants involved in hosting apps that foster/enforce sexual apartheid?

    Related: Saudi Sisters Urge Google and Apple to Pull an 'Inhuman' Woman-Tracking App
    There are tracking apps people have right here in the US. It's called, "having a phone".
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    Re: Saudi wife tracking app

    They will take it down eventually. I doubt Google or Apple were aware that it exists until media coverage or users brings it to their attention. Do you think they can keep track of everything every app on their services do? However if they refuse to remove it we have a problem.
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    Re: Saudi wife tracking app

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    All about the benjamins.
    This is saudi arabia, not Crown Heights. I guess vile antisemites aren't known for being smart.

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    Re: Saudi wife tracking app

    Quote Originally Posted by TrueScotsman View Post
    I've been saying this for a long time, these new Tech Tools in the hands of autocratic and oppressive societies amounts to a new and perhaps even worse totalitarianism than in the past. Do they not think at all about the implications of their tools in the hands of these kinds of societies?

    Time to regulate for the sake of all humanity.
    Or we could topple tyranny and get on with world development. I don't think tyranny should be a reason to not do something, to not progress. Tyranny should be a reason to do something, to progress. Tyrants don't decide our actions. Tyrants can't hold us in the stone ages. Death to tyrants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Or we could topple tyranny and get on with world development. I don't think tyranny should be a reason to not do something, to not progress. Tyranny should be a reason to do something, to progress. Tyrants don't decide our actions. Tyrants can't hold us in the stone ages. Death to tyrants.
    How do you suppose we topple tyrants? Repeat Bush's invasion of Iraq?

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