“Apple has pulled an unofficial Wikileaks app from the App store for the iPhone and iPad without explanation,” Electronista reports. “The paid $2 app purported to offer users the ability to get ‘instant access to the world’s most documented leakage of top-secret memos and other confidential government documents.'”
“The removal of the app from the Apple app store is the latest in a string of high profile companies who have tried to distance themselves from Wikileaks,” Electronista reports. “Apple will have weighed the decision to remove the app against a possible backlash from Wikileaks hacktivists who have already launched web attacks on the Mastercard and Visa websites.”
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Alexia Tsotsis reports for TechCrunch, “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.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]