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Apple bans Wikileaks app from App Store

Time to take off that tinfoil hat and put the conspiracy theory machine into high gear as a Wikileaks app vanishes from the Apple App Store.

Time to take off that tinfoil hat and put the conspiracy theory machine into high gear as a Wikileaks app vanishes from the Apple App Store.

The app, which cost $1.99, was little more than a wrapper for the Wikileaks website. It did however offer owners of the app a convenient way to follow the unfolding Cablegate saga, as well as keep up with Wikileaks-related Twitter chatter.

As far as I can tell, this app has no official connection to Wikileaks.

The app lives on in the Google cached copy of the page.

No word from Apple as to the fate of the app.

[UPDATE: Apple banned the app:

"We removed the Wikileaks app from the App Store because it violated our developer guidelines. Apps must comply with all local laws and may not put an individual or targeted group in harm's way."

Wonder how Anonymous will feel about that?]