Apple yanks WikiLeaks app
Apple pulled a WikiLeaks app from its App Store, Tech Crunch reports, because the app “violated [Apple’s] developer guidelines.” Apple has been notoriously vague about approving apps, or pulling them from the store even after they’re approved, and this is just one more example of the often opaque process.
If you want to read WikiLeaks on your iPhone, there’s still an amazing program that lets you do it: Safari. Read it to your heart’s content! You can access all kinds of crazy stuff.
Do I wish Apple were more transparent about its approval guidelines? Certainly. But am I worried that they’re going to pull, say, a newspaper’s app because that paper published an article that contains information obtained from leaked memos? I’m really, really not.
But maybe you are, PopWatchers. How slippery do you imagine this slope to be?