Apple Drops Wikileaks App


An app which let you view Wikileaks content and follow the site's Twitter feed has been dropped from Apple's App store, Techcrunch reports:

"Basically the paid app was selling WikiLeaks content (available for free) for $1.99. Its entry into the app store on December 17th was actually surprising, as Apple is usually quite strict and somewhat vague about its app approval standards. WikiLeaks and founder Julian Assange are quite controversial, to put it lightly but I’m not sure if the app directly violated anything in Apple’s TOS. In the past couple of weeks corporate biggies Amazon, PayPal, Mastercard, Visa and Bank of America have all tried to disassociate themselves in one way or another from WikiLeaks. If this isn’t some kind of glitch, Apple has plenty company."

Posted December 21, 2010 at 7:54am ETC by Andy Towle
in Apple, News, Wikileaks