Developer of banned WikiLeaks App to donate $1 from each download to WikiLeaks
In a revelation about the total breakdown of the reach of the WikiLeaks App, which was recently removed from Apple’s App Store, its developer Igor Barinov said that the app witnessed 4443 downloads and $5,840.14 in profit.
Barinov, who is based in Moscow, also said that he will donate $1.00 from each download of the banned app – thereby amounting to a total of $4,443 – to WikiLeaks.
Elucidating his semi-charity motive, Barinov said in a post: “I dont mind what wikileaks posts. But i like the way they are defending what i care about = my domain, my traffic, my 127.0.0.1. And if that way will lead to “alternative internet” – i dont want just to press Like button.”
Talking about the reasons that Apple gave him, overt the telephone, for the removal of his app from the company’s online digital store, Barinov said that he was told the app violated two clauses - 14.1 and 21.1 - of the iPhone Developer terms of service (TOS) agreement.
While point 14.1 of the TOS says that “any app that is defamatory, offensive, mean-spirited, or likely to place the targeted individual or group in harms way will be rejected;” point 21.1 notes that “apps that include the ability to make donations to recognized charitable organizations must be free.”
Meanwhile, Barinov has refrained from disclosing whether he has intends developing an app for the Android market, which presently offers a number of WikiLeaks apps.
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