Imagine an app that tracks your movement wherever you go. Imagine that it sends notifications to a male member in your family whenever you check in at an airport. Imagine that it gives them the power, in just a few clicks on their own smartphone, of banning you from traveling altogether. This app is called Absher. You can find it at the Google Marketplace and in the Apple App Store.
Author: Hadil Abuhmaid
Hadil Abuhmaid is a Palestinian Media Studies Doctoral student at the University of Oregon. Her research focuses on Diasporic national identity formation through space and time.