Apple is defending its decision to remove a controversial mapping app in Hong Kong. CEO Tim Cook has released a memo saying the company received “credible information” from authorities indicating the software was being used maliciously to attack police.
The tech giant faced backlash after it was revealed the company contracted workers to listen to recordings of customers speaking to its digital assistant Siri. As the recordings could be triggered falsely, they would often contain private information. We realize we haven’t been fully living up to our high ideals, and for that we apologize, Apple Statement.