Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/12/21/wikileaks_app_removed/

Worthless iPhone 'Wikileaks App' removed from Apple Store

Many fools bought it first, though

By Lewis Page

Posted in Phones, 21st December 2010 16:39 GMT

An iOS app designed to provide access to Wikileaks has been removed from the Apple App Store.

"Wikileaks App" was a paid app ($1.99) which did nothing more than present the Wikileaks Twitter feed and website – both of which can of course still be seen by iDevice users with sufficient energy to activate their browser and/or Twitter platform of choice, RSS app etc.

The app was pulled just three days after being launched on 17 December. Thus far Apple have offered no comment on the decision: "Wikileaks App" may have been pulled either to distance Apple from Wikileaks, or simply for being worthless.

Despite the fact that it was nothing more than a single-site scraper, "Wikileaks App" appears to have netted its creator a tidy little sum before being shut down. There is no indication that any of the money will go to Wikileaks, or to Bradley Manning – the junior US soldier who allegedly supplied the site with almost everything of interest it has ever published. ®