Google has refused to remove the controversial Saudi app which allows men to track women

Google has refused to pull the controversial government app from Saudi Arabia, which allows men to track and control women traveling by saying that it doesn't violate the Play Store policy. According to a Business Insider report on Sunday, a technology giant told the California Democrat Representative Jackie Speier, who called for the removal of an app called "Absher", which the app did not violate service

US Representative Speier, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and 11 others demanded that Apple and Google must remove the app. "The answers given by Apple and Google are not very acceptable today. The Absher app is still available in both the Apple App store and the Google Play Store, although they can be easily removed," Speier cited. speech

Apple has not announced a decision.

Absher allows Saudi users to access government services and also has a feature that allows "Saudi men to allow and cancel travel authorization for women and set up SMS alerts when women use their passports". Previous reports suggest that Saudi men can use the app to control female followers. Human rights groups such as Amnesty International have criticized Google and Apple for allowing applications on their platforms.