The unofficial iPhone and iPad app that let you to view WikiLeaks site content and follow the WikiLeaks Twitter account has been removed from the iOS App Store earlier today by the gatekeepers at Apple. This unofficial WikiLeaks app charging $2 per download since it popped up on the App Store on December 17th. The app have all of the sensitive WikiLeaks data easily available on your iPhone. The application’s developer, Igor Barinov, received an email from Apple late yesterday informing him that his application had officially been delisted from the mobile store and asked him to contact the iTunes Store Team for related discussions.
WikiLeaks App’s description: “The Wikileaks app gives instant access to the world’s most documented leakage of top secret memos and other confidential government documents.”
WikilLaks is a tad controversial at the moment involving its founder Julian Assange and a couple of Swedish girls. The founder guy is being called a terrorist by the US government. So it was a sensitive subject for Apple.
It’s the act of charging for free information when the organization has a non-profit status or if Apple is joining the likes of Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, and Bank of America in their assault on WikiLeaks, which could be the reason why Apple chose to remove the WikiLeaks app.
For your information, there are still at least 5 Android WikiLeaks apps, over here in the free world.