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Topic: Saudi Arabia

Members of congress demand Apple take down Saudi Absher app

02/25/2019, 09:02 am

Members of Congress have written to Apple and Google to demand the removal of the controversial Saudi Arabia government Absher app, with the companies accused of being "accomplices in the oppression of Saudi Arabian women" by offering it for download.

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Apple activates Apple Pay services in Saudi Arabia ahead of official launch [u]

02/18/2019, 11:02 pm

Apple began rolling out Apple Pay to customers in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, with early reports showing compatibility with previously confirmed financial partners including the country's largest institution, the National Commercial Bank.

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Apple's Tim Cook will 'take a look' at controversial Saudi app used to track women

02/13/2019, 08:02 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook has promised his company will "take a look" at Absher, a Saudi government app with a feature letting men control the travel of their wives and daughters.

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US Senator demands Apple & Google pull app used by Saudis to oppress women

02/12/2019, 12:02 pm

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden has issued a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, calling on the pair to pull an app used to track the movements of Saudi women.

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Apple & Google accused of supporting 'gender apartheid' by hosting Saudi woman-tracking app in App Store

02/08/2019, 09:02 am

Apple's decision to allow an app made by the government of Saudi Arabia for the purpose of monitoring how women travel and effectively prevent them from leaving the country illegally has been criticized by a number of human rights organizations, for seemingly helping to "enforce gender apartheid" in the country.

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Saudi dissident sues iPhone spyware firm over Khashoggi communications surveillance

12/06/2018, 07:12 am

Following a report in November that the Saudi government retained NSO Group to spy on dissidents, a new lawsuit says the kingdom used iPhone spyware to intercept communications with the slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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AppleCare+ for Mac comes to Canada, Mexico, Europe and beyond

10/31/2018, 05:10 pm

Apple is bringing its AppleCare+ for Mac with accidental damage warranty coverage to several additional markets, giving customers in Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and large swath of Europe extra peace of mind for a price.

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Every iPhone user is tied to Saudi business interests, like it or not

10/24/2018, 08:10 am

Over the course of the last decade, Apple has become more and more intertwined with Saudi Arabia, and four months after its crown prince visited Apple Park, the regime appears to have carried out the murder of an American journalist. Why Apple should do all it can to disengage from the Saudi regime.

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Saudi journalist used Apple Watch to record own interrogation and execution, report says [u]

10/12/2018, 08:10 pm

A report out of Turkey on Friday claims journalist Jamal Khashoggi used an Apple Watch to record and upload audio of his own interrogation, beating and execution to iCloud.

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Apple Watch health and location data could help find missing Saudi journalist

10/10/2018, 02:10 pm

An Apple Watch may provide clues surrounding the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a consulate in Turkey, with the wearable said to be at the center of an investigation to find out what happened to the Saudi dissident.

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Jony Ive disappears from list of advisors for Saudi 'megacity' project [u]

10/09/2018, 02:10 pm

Apple's chief design officer, Jony Ive, has vanished from a list of advisors for a "megacity" planned to launch in Saudi Arabia in 2025. [Updated with correction on NEOM's size]

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Apple's first store in Saudi Arabia could open in 2019

12/28/2017, 12:12 pm

Apple is reportedly readying its first store in Saudi Arabia, though a grand opening could be as distant as two years out.

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