Saudi app criticized for feature to control women’s travel
The Saudi government app Absher is mostly a way for people to pay traffic fines and complete other administrative tasks electronically. But one feature isn’t sitting well with civil-rights advocates: the ability for men to grant or deny a woman permission to travel.
“The ingenuity of American technology companies should not be perverted to violate the human rights of Saudi women,” declared U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier.
Disappointed to hear that Google won't take steps to stand up against an app that treats women like property. If oppression doesn't violate your terms of agreement, you should change the terms. https://t.co/XvQGpmoxHV