For anyone who may have been watching the news over the last 2 or so weeks, will be aware of the controversial WikiLeaks scandal, in which illegal leaked classified information, such as private and top secret memos and documents have been placed on the internet for all and sundry to see. As well as its host site Amazon and PayPal‘s account banning anything to do with WikiLeaks, it now seems that tech giants Apple, have got in on the act.
Tim over at PR News via AppleInsider has reported on an “iTunes” WikiLeak app which has now been removed. Up until 4 days ago, it was available from Apple’s App Store retailing at £1.19 ($1.99). The app gave you information to classified information as well as giving you full accessibility to the official WikiLeaks website once you had installed the app.
The tech giants have completely banned the app from their store and as msnbc reported, Apple’s spokeswoman “Trudy Muller” stated, “We removed the WikiLeaks App from the App Store because it violated our developer guidelines. Apps must comply with all local laws and may not put an individual or targeted group in harms way.” Unfortunately, according to msnbc, the app has already been downloaded some 4,434 times.
One can only assume that Apple are collaborating with the American consortium to get in WikiLeaks way.
What do you think about the app being removed? Let us know.