sitting men and keep an eye on with women via an app. And it is not the Peaks, we are talking about. The app is called Absher, and even though the idea is to solve the trivial problems as getting paid a parking ticket, then it has a spooky feature in the middle eastern dictatorship.
Here live the women under the patronage. They have a male guardian, typically her father, brother or husband. The guardian determines f.ex., if a woman must marry, work, get a passport or travel.
Absher men can give women 'permission' or close down their freedom of movement. The men get the sms-messages, when a woman trying to check in on a plane with his passport.
down the back of me, when I see a reproduction of the features of Absher, which nyhedsmediet Insider shows:
Here you type the woman's name and passport number.
Here you decide how many journeys a woman must make.
Here the keys you into, how long she must travel.
It is cross-border to see the state of the art technology used to promote the medieval repression. However, it is certainly superkomfortabelt for a leisurely saudi man, that he may sit with his smartphone and monitor his wife.
a tool is of course, money in, so that both Google and Apple have it in the shop.
According to dr.dk Absher a little over 28,000 user reviews in the Google Playstore, where the scores to 4.6 out of a possible 5 stars.
In Apple's App Store is the app a little less popular. Here scores the of 3.8 stars out of 5 possible.
In the first place would no one of the giants of the comment on the case of the Insider, but the latest has Apple boss Tim Cook announced that they were not familiar with the overvågningsfunktionerne in Absher, but now will investigate the matter.
Meanwhile, young saudi women went to great lengths to cheat the app.
talked with some of the more than 1000 women, who each year flee from Saudi Arabia. Shahad al-Mohaimeed was only 17 years old when she during a holiday with the family in Turkey snuck out in the middle of the night with his family's credit cards, keys, passport, and - most importantly - phones.
the Escape, as she had planned for years, was successful, and she lives today with refugee status in Sweden.
from Here, she talks to the Insider, she now advises other women who are planning to escape. In particular, on how to bypass the sms-alarm from Absher. It is associated with great danger for these women to steal their father's phone and replace the phone number, then Absher-sms comes to their own instead.
But women as Shahad is brave. The whole world saw this mod, since the saudi teen Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun in the last month ended its wild flight in Canada.
a time when the president of the UNITED states holding the hand of Saudi Arabia in spite of the murder of journalist Khashoggi. And in a time, where the streaming service Netflix bowing to the saudi censorship and remove a section of a satireprogram. So you should not have high expectations.
But I wish that Apple and Google hired some of these women as the experts and together with them designed a new app with one objective-to help saudi women out of the clutches of their oppressors.
They could be f.ex. call app for Courage. Or in English: Against.