What’s Current: Google allows app used to track Saudi women and control their travel to remain in store

What’s Current is Feminist Current’s daily news roundup.

  • Google says that a Saudi government app, Absher, which is used by Saudi men to track and control women’s travel and public movements, doesn’t violate its terms of service and can stay in the Google Play store.
  • Nevada’s sex industry faces a proposed ban and a legal challenge to brothel-keeping in the state, where it’s been legal since 1971.
  • Police say men are moving to Quebec City to exploit minors in the sex trade, and that this activity is enabled by social media, as would-be traffickers use it spot troubled teens in desperate situations.
  • Margaret Simons reports on the children left behind by Western sex tourists in the Philippines, who routinely abandon prostituted women who they impregnante, and rarely even know their children.
  • A former high school teacher in Hanover, VA, has been sentenced to three years in prison as one of five men who perpetrated a hack attack resulting in the “Celebgate” release of private photos of numerous female celebrities.
Natasha Chart
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.

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