WikiLeaks app yanked from App Store

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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