“A Jewish developer of an app called ‘Jew or Not Jew?’ has found his app removed from the App Store in France following a complaint from a French anti-racism group that threatened legal action,” MacNN reports.
“The app compiled a database of celebrities and public figures and identified which were Jewish,” MacNN reports. “Apple says it removed the app not because of any perceived offense, but because the app violates a French law that forbids giving out personal details.”
MacNN reports, “The .79 Euro (roughly $1) app, called ‘Juif ou pas Juif?’ in French, is still available in App Stores outside France, and sells for $2 (and is still available) in the U.S. The developer, Johann Levy, says he came up with the app to satisfy curiousity in the Jewish community he grew up in, with people wanting to know if a given public figure was Jewish or not.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Adam Sandler ought to be the one threatening Levy with legal action.
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