I am still thinking that this very stupid act is going to turn out to giving subcontractors who are possibly not from this country vague instructions on removing "offensive uses" (the term used in the e-mail set to developers affected) and the typically stupid Apple non responding to any inquiries at all.
These apps will likely return after enough ridicule has been heaped on Apple for yet another idiotic problem with app store rejections.
That the app wasn't actually waiting 43 days - Pebble revoked the version when it was approved and submitted a bug fix - that put it back to step one. Many other iOS developers have chimed in on other forums to point out this is all normal.
Techdirt is a fantastic site except when it comes to reporting on Apple - there is a decided bias and the usual well researched stories go for OMG APPLE BAD EVIL which is a shame.
They are not a public entity in the sense a university or other taxpayer funded organization is - they are not the government and therefore they have no capacity to stamp on anyone's freedom of speech. They are under zero obligation to provide a platform for behavior they do not wish to tolerate.
This serum is so experimental that there are serious bio-ethical issues involved in testing it - alternative headline if they started testing it in poor African countries "Big Pharma Uses Poor People As Guinea Pigs For Unproven Drugs"
Considering that part of Disney's Mouse Ears branding is just the silhouette, I find this way too close to the mouse ears on all things Disney related - if I saw this mark I would honestly think it was a Mickey Ears design.
Why were the off duty cops even participating in this illegal rally? Since they weren't investigating the biker group, they should have known that their presence in such a group should have violated a few policies....
WASHINGTON, June 27 - The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the police did not have a constitutional duty to protect a person from harm, even a woman who had obtained a court-issued protective order against a violent husband making an arrest mandatory for a violation.
"Yesterday, Reuters "broke" the story that Electronic Arts was taking steps to distance itself from real-world gun makers, cancelling licensing deals while still maintaining the right to use images of those real-world weapons in its first-person shooters. "The action games we will release this year will not include licensed images of weapons," EA spokesperson Jeff Brown said matter-of-factly in the story.
What that story failed to make clear was that EA has never paid or been paid to feature specific guns in its games. This year's titles will be no different."