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Interpol issues arrest warrant for unofficial WikiLeaks iOS app, booted from App Store

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:57PM EST

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Okay, maybe Interpol didn’t issue an arrest warrant for the unofficial WikiLeaks iOS app… maybe that was just our attempt at wit. The application did, however, get ousted from the iOS App Store by the gatekeepers at Apple. The application’s developer, Igor Barinov, received an email from Apple late yesterday informing him that his application had officially been delisted from the mobile store. The note lacks any shred of specificity and asks Mr. Barinov to contact the iTunes Store Team (who are about to take a week off) for resolution. The application, cleverly titled WikiLeaks App, gives users one-touch access to the now infamous site’s leaked documents and Twitter account; the app cost $1.99. It is unclear whether the application’s removal has to do with a legitimate iOS terms-of-service violation or if Apple is joining the likes of Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, and Bank of America in their assault on WikiLeaks.