updated 03:50 pm EST, Fri November 6, 2009
Highlights discrepancy in standards
A Spanish translation of Mein Kampf has been launched at the App Store, observers note. Written in the 1920s by Adolf Hitler, the book is both an autobiography and a charter of the fascist, anti-Semitic policies that would come to guide the Third Reich. No other version of the book is available as a standalone app, and its icon is the Nazi Party emblem, complete with swastika.
The app's availability is unusual in light of submission guidelines for the App Store, which in many cases block "offensive" content. Specific uses of profanity will cause an app to be rejected, and a blanket policy exists against pornography. Mein Kampf should in theory be banned under rules against racism, but is nevertheless selling for $2.