Big companies don't like
WikiLeaks - that's for sure.
The latests kick in the teeth for the whistle-blowing platform comes,
inadvertently, from Apple who has moved fast to ban an unofficial
WikiLeaks iPhone app from the App Store.
The app went live on 19 December, and was being reported on by
various tech sites yesterday. But now, it is no more as the Cupertino
collective has seen fit to remove it, sending the developer Igor
Barinov an official notice saying that the app's status has changed to
"Removed From Sale".
The app, albeit unofficial, was raising money for the WikiLeaks cause
($1 of the $1.99 was apparently being donated) and gave "instant access
to the world’s most documented leakage of top secret memos and other
confidential government documents".
Apple joins the likes of Amazon, PayPal, Mastercard and Visa in
disassociating itself from Julian Assange's website - although it must
be stressed that the app was an unofficial one that basically made you
pay for easy access to material that is already available for free.
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