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August 16, 2010

Google removes Nazi-themed Android apps

http://www.jewishjournal.com/science_and_technology/article/google_removes_nazi-themed_android_apps_20100816

Google removed Nazi-related applications from its Android downloads following protests from Jewish users.

Google removed the apps from search results last Friday, according to PC Magazine. Google said in a statement that the apps were “upsetting” and violated the terms of service.

The apps came up in a search for the word “Jewish” in the Android App Marketplace.

Anyone can post an application in the Google marketplace for download. Google receives a 30 percent cut of any application bought on the marketplace, according to Rachel Liebold writing in JWeekly. The Adolph Hitler theme app was selling for $2.99 a download.

Elan Steinberg, vice president of the American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants, praised Google for its quick action.

“The intent here was clearly malicious and vile,” Steinberg said in a statement, adding that “We must be ever vigilant against those who would promote hate and even seek to profit from it.”

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