Apple Boots WikiLeaks App From Store
$1.99 app made it easier to view documents
By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2010 3:52 PM CST
In this Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 file picture, a man points towards the Wikileaks memos shown on a TV screen at an electronics shop in Karachi, Pakistan.   (AP Photo/Fareed Khan, File)

(Newser) – Apple has apparently joined the ranks of corporations that want nothing to do with WikiLeaks—it removed an unofficial application related to the site from the App Store, TechCrunch reports. The $1.99 app allowed users to access documents released by WikiLeaks—essentially charging for the convenient delivery of the free information. Apple confirmed the removal but didn't shed much light, notes CNET: The app "violated our developer guidelines," said a spokeswoman. “Apps must comply with all local laws and may not put an individual or group in harm’s way.” Click here for more.

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flapstick
Dec 23, 2010 2:09 PM CST
Hells Yeah! go Jobs!
aces08
Dec 22, 2010 11:53 AM CST
There are five wikileaks apps on Android. Viva la Freedom of Information.
chaplainLamb
Dec 21, 2010 11:28 PM CST
hmmm. maybe I should switch to apple