Apple pulls Wikileaks app

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App Store could face retaliation from hacktivists

Apple has risked the wrath of Wikileaks supporters by removing an app for the contents of the whistle-blowing site's recent disclosures.

The app charged $1.99 for access to the embassy cable leaks, which are available for free from various sites around the web. It first appeared on the App Store on 17 December but is no longer available.

There's no word from Apple on why it took down the app, but the move could spark a reaction from the pro-Wikileaks hacktivists who have previously retaliated against sites and companies deemed to be acting against the organisation with denial of service attacks.

However, customer reviews suggest the takedown is no great loss, which was criticised for lack of content and depth.

“This app is just a wrapper for the mobile website,” said Murdock1450 on a Google cached version of the app info from before it was pulled.

“There is no access to the actual released documents and a Twitter feed doesn't count as up to date information.”

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