Apple, Google Remove Apps After Criticism from Chinese Government

Less than a day after Apple found itself the subject of harsh criticism by an outlet of the Chinese government, the tech giant appeared to bow to pressure from Beijing as it pulled an app from its App Store that was being used by pro-democracy protesters to track police activity against demonstrators in Hong Kong. But, Apple wasn’t alone, as Google said it also removed a mobile game app from its Google Play store that had raised the hackles of Chinese officials.