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

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

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7 Comments

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

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

'terrorist is as terrorist does' - Forrest G.

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.

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!!!

3. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 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.

2. annomalies

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 24, 2010

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

1. Rawrzellers

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 22, 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.

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