There’s at least one iPhone app you won’t be getting for Christmas. On Monday, Apple removed the new Wikileak app from its iTunes store, just three days after the app was released. According to Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller, the “app violated our developer guidelines. Apps must comply with all local laws and may not put an individual or group in harm’s way.” One can safely assume that the individual in question was not Bradley Manning, who has been held in solitary confinement for the past seven months.
The real question is why the app was approved in the first place. After all, Apple is known to be very strict about what apps it allows. Furthermore, the app charged $1.99 for access to the Wikileaks files, which are obtainable for free from the Wikileaks site.
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