WikiLeaks app pulled by Apple

Apple has blocked the sale of an app that provided easy access to classified government documents posted on WikiLeaks.

The WikiLeaks App created by Igor Barinov was removed from the iTunes app store on Dec. 20, three days after it was put up for sale a cost of $1.99 US, Barinov reported via Twitter.

According to Barinov, Apple said the app violated developer guidelines that stated the company would reject any app that:

Is “defamatory, offensive, mean-spirited, or likely to place the targeted individual in harm’s way.”

Does not comply with “all legal requirements in any location where [it is] made available to users.”

Apple confirmed this information in a statement emailed to CBC News.

via CBC News – Technology & Science – WikiLeaks app pulled by Apple.