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Apple caves in, removes the Wikileaks app from the App Store

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Apple caves in, removes the Wikileaks app from the App Store
Oh, peer pressure, thou art a lousy motivation! Recently a specialized Wikileaks app appeared in the App Store, allowing to browse through the whistleblowing website's content. There was search, Twitter feeds, and the app notified when something new got posted, all in an iOS-friendly format.

No more, though - after a bunch of companies pulled the plug on Wikileaks, Apple caved in under the peer pressure, and withdrew the application from its App Store. Hopefully this won't result in any DDoS attacks towards Apple's site or the App Store, but obviously the company doesn't want to stir up any political controversy with Uncle Sam either.

via Pocket-lint
Apple caves in, removes the Wikileaks app from the App Store
Apple caves in, removes the Wikileaks app from the App Store

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posted on 21 Dec 2010, 05:35

1. Rawrzellers (Posts: 224; Member since: 22 Aug 2010)


LOL leave it to Apple to be just like the rest and follow the crowd. Wikileaks is NOT a terrorist website, they ARE NOT acting in treason. They're literally a website that posts the thing us as voters and tax payers have the RIGHT to know. We run the government not the other way around.

posted on 21 Dec 2010, 07:33

2. annomalies (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Sep 2010)


I don't really understand... if the url's are blocked how are these apps getting updates?
Internet's freedom will be tested...

posted on 21 Dec 2010, 08:00

3. messiah (Posts: 433; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


Wiki over cnn any time. Understanding the notion of FREEDOM in speech and challenging those given power to ultimately regulate that power. Wiki is the reminder.... The whistle blower.... The humanity we must open our eyes to while cnn blinds us with story every two months, distracting us from all the other REAL THINGS taking place on the world. Pretty sure an apps known as "eyzopen" and provided by wiki would be the best apps available.

posted on 21 Dec 2010, 09:55

4. Kneedragging (unregistered)


Not that I'm pro Wikileaks...but why should Apple tell me what I can or can't load on MY phone?

Hello Android!!!

posted on 21 Dec 2010, 11:30

5. common sense (unregistered)


so its ok to steal information and then release it?? so then when somebody hacks your computer and steals your personla information you guys wont have a problem with it right? because its freedom of speech. ok great i get how the word works now. my main problem with wikileaks is that the guy isnt even american and has never lived here. this is a guy who has stealing things as his hobby. He is a terrorist.

posted on 21 Dec 2010, 11:41

6. networkdood (Posts: 5618; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


'terrorist is as terrorist does' - Forrest G.

posted on 21 Dec 2010, 12:58

7. palmdev2.0 (unregistered)


Common Sense is soooo right this guy is a terrorist, I mean come on do you think he gives a damn about American freedoms he's doing this because he doesn't like America not because it wants to help its citizens

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