Apple Shuts Down ThinkSecret

December 20th, 2007 at 12:00 am
 


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Apple has finally won the court battle it started with the blog site ThinkSecret after 2 years of squabbling.

ThinkSecret was a blog dedicated to leaking out information from Apple regarding software and hardwware technologies. Aside from that, they have also been the loudest blog to speak against the Apple brand. In 2005, Apple sued ThinkSecret for leaking apple products that were yet to be showcased in MacWorld Expo 2005. Since then ThinkSecret was able to continue doing what it did until today.

ThinkSecret may have been the most hated blog of Apple but it was probably the most loved technical review and update source of Mac users everywhere. ThinkSecret tried to have the suit dismissed under the First Ammendment but to no avail.

Anyway, Apple and ThinkSecret have come to a settlement and the blog has been taken down. Nic Ciarelli, ThinkSecret’s founder said this in his final statement and last post on ThinkSecret, "I’m pleased to have reached this amicable settlement, and will now be able to move forward with my college studies and broader journalistic pursuits."

Well, congratulatations to both parties but in a lot of readers opinions, that First Ammendment should have worked for ThinkSecret.