Google Refuses to Remove Saudi Government App That Lets Men Track Women and Control Their Travel

Google has refused to remove a Saudi government app that lets men track women and control where and when they can travel. Google says that the app meets all their terms and conditions.

Google reviewed the app, called Absher and decided that it does not violate any of the companies policies and can therefore remain on the Google Play store. The decision was communicated by Google to the office of a representative in California who wrote last week to demand the Tech Giant remove the service.

Apple says they are still reviewing Absher, responding to calls for the company to stop offering the app. The Absher app remains available on both the Apple App store and the Google Play Store even though they are being used to limit women’s rights and freedoms.

Rights groups say the responses received so far from Apple and Google are deeply disturbing.