∞ Apple removes WikiLeaks app from App Store

Apple on Tuesday joined several other companies that have decided people shouldn’t use their services to follow or support WikiLeaks.

[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]Apple removed the WikiLeaks app from the App Store because it violated the rules of the store. Apple told WSJ.com that it didn’t “comply with all local laws and may not put an individual or group in harm’s way.”

Apple is one of several companies that have stopped access to WikiLeaks. Amazon.com shutdown the WikiLeaks Web site, and PayPal, Visa and Mastercard will not allow the public to donate money to the site.

WikiLeaks caused an uproar recently when it published U.S. government documents on its Web site.