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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, October 10, 2019


  • "Apple deferred to the Chinese government long before the Hong Kong protests" ["Apple has a closer relationship with China than other tech companies, like Facebook and Google, which have significant products that are banned from the country. Apple does nearly all of its production in China, and needs to protect the massive supply chain that produces over 200 million iPhones per year."]  CNBC 2:12 PM
  • "Tim Cook's Company-Wide Email on Doesn't Add Up"  Daring Fireball 1:13 PM
  • "Tim Cook Defends Decision to Remove Hong Kong Maps App in Memo"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:29 PM
  • "Apple's Cook defends decision to remove police-tracking app used in Hong Kong"  Reuters 2:13 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook defends removal of Hong Kong mapping app in email to employees: Cook is adamant that Apple's decision was the right one" The Verge 2:51 PM
  • "Apple draws fire from lawmakers for pulling Hong Kong protest app" The Verge 2:51 PM
  • "Apple pulls HKmap from App Store, the day after Chinese state media criticized its 'unwise and reckless decision' to approve it"  TechCrunch 7:41 AM
  • "Apple Pulls App That Tracks Police Activity in Hong Kong" ["Apple joins other foreign companies struggling to navigate the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong as protests that began in June show no sign of abating. The issue has become a red line for those doing business in China..."]  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:44 AM
  • "After China Objects, Apple Removes App Used By Hong Kong Protesters" NPR 7:53 AM
  • "Apple removes app used in Hong Kong protests after pressure from China: 'This app violates our guidelines and local laws.'" ["'There is 0 evidence to support CSTCB's accusation,' the HKmap developers said in response. 'HKmap App never solicits, promotes, or encourages criminal activity. HKmap App consolidates information from user and public sources, e.g. live news stream, Facebook and Telegram.'"]  The Verge 7:56 AM
  • "Apple, Google Pull Hong Kong Protest Apps Amid China Uproar" [Paid Membership Required] 2:59 PM
  • "Apple pulls police-tracking app used by Hong Kong protesters after consulting authorities" Reuters 7:27 AM
  • "Apple Removes App That Helps Hong Kong Protesters Track the Police" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:05 PM
  • "Apple drops Hong Kong police-tracking app used by protesters" BBC 7:28 AM
  • "Apple pulls Hong Kong map used by protesters from App Store" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:28 AM
  • "Apple caves to pressure from China, removes controversial Hong Kong protest app" Digital Trends 7:41 AM
  • "Apple Pulls Hong Kong Protest App From App Store Following Chinese Criticism" MacRumors 7:38 AM
  • "Apple removes Quartz news app from the Chinese App Store over Hong Kong coverage: Quartz says its website has also been banned in mainland China" The Verge 7:38 AM
  • "Fury as Apple pulls US news app Quartz from China 'over Hong Kong coverage'" Telegraph 1:05 PM