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Apple to investigate repressive Saudi app

The Absher government app lets men block their female relatives from travelling abroad. Human rights activists want Apple and Google to remove it from their app stores.

The Absher government app lets men in Saudi Arabia block their female relatives from travelling abroad. Human rights activists want Apple and Google to remove it from their app stores. Plus, are electric vehicles reaching a tipping point to become an affordable and attractive choice for most motorists? And, is surveillance now the dominant form of economic activity as companies try to exploit the value in knowing more about us? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield, and special guest Stephanie Hare, technology researcher.

(Image: Stock photo of a woman in Saudi Arabia opening a car door, Credit: Omer Wael/ iStock/ Getty Images Plus).

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