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This article was published on November 6, 2009


    Apple approves a “Hitler Book” app with Nazi Symbol as its logo. How did no one catch this?

    Apple approves a “Hitler Book” app with Nazi Symbol as its logo. How did no one catch this?
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    Picture 13Apple has approved an eBook Application of a book written by Hilter including Nazi symbols as the application icon.

    The book titled Mein Kampf (Mi Lucha in Spanish) is a book written by Adolf Hitler, combining elements of his autobiography with an exposition of ideas of the political ideology of National Socialism.

    The most shocking feature of the application is unquestionably its logo, the Swastika, in plain site in the apps directory.

    This comes not days after Apple banned an app for mentioning the word iPhone.

    How did no one catch this?

    Update: Ralf, one of our team, comments below stating that the symbol in Germany is even prohibited by law (German link: http://bundesrecht.juris.de/stgb/__86a.html).

    Via iPhoneTicker.de