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

(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.

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.
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)
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