Hold up – do you see any boobies here? Anything offensive? All I see is a WikiLeaks app which was trying to tell the truth, spreading the leaked confidential cables from US embassies. Why remove it, Apple?
True, WikiLeaks is a tad controversial at the moment, no thanks to the ongoing court battle involving its founder Julian Assange and a couple of Swedish girls. Unfortunately, this Wikileaks app was unofficial, and charging $2.49 per download of the app since it popped up on the App Store on December 17.
The app description had said: “The WikiLeaks app gives instant access to the world’s most documented leakage of top secret memos and other confidential government documents. You can now have all of the sensitive WikiLeaks data easily available on your iPhone…”
It’s the act of charging for free information when the organisation has a non-profit status (and lack of an official app), which could be the reason why Apple chose to remove the Wikileaks app. Or maybe it was too sensitive a subject for Apple, which has been known to shy away from controversial apps. [@Wikileaksapp via iPhonedownloadblog via TechCrunch]