Google acquires a letter to remove this Saudi App.
US Senator Ron Wyden on Monday wrote a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google’s Sundar Pichai to “without delay put off” the “abhorrent” Absher app that permits guys to surveil the movement of women in Saudi Arabia. In the letter, Wyden requested Apple and Google to absolutely put off Absher app from Apple App Store and Google Play Store, respectively, as it allows the Saudi guys to display their better halves or daughters. The motive behind curbing the app is to stand against the nasty patriarchal, taking into account these Saudi guys.
Absher App works like an e-government portal for the Saudi Interior Ministry to help Saudi residents both get a passport, car registration, to name some. However, consistent with the human rights advocates, the app additionally clears the way for Saudi Arabia’s patriarchal guardianship system. According to the regulation, Saudi ladies can not tour everywhere without permission from their dad or mum (husband/brother/father).