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Apple Bans App That Shows Electronics' Blood Trail

Apple Bans App That Shows Electronics' Blood Trail
(The YES MEN strike again!) read the story for the story behind the story....

Phone Story is a funny game with a not-so-funny message. By allowing players to assume the roles of technology's manufacturers, it teaches players a lesson or two in the life-cycle of Apple products and the blood trail technology leaves behind. But Apple, apparently not too psyched on selling an app that reveals its own atrocious human rights record, banned the silly app just hours after its release.

The Yes Men are some of "more than forty trouble makers" behind the game, and its premise is right in line with their previous involvement in activism, which often involves targeting "leaders and big corporations who put profits ahead of everything else" and "Impersonating big-time criminals in order to publicly humiliate them." As their Guerrilla Drive-In attack on the Koch Theatre at Lincoln Center shows, their activism is often rooted in fun.

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