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Fake Shell iPhone App Is Actually a Protest 

Todd Wasserman
Mashable.com, May 14, 2012

It’s not often that an iPhone app elicits disgust, but this is no ordinary iPhone app. 

The video above promotes a new app supposedly from Shell, the oil company, aimed at helping the people of the Niger Delta, one of the company’s big drilling areas. The app supposedly rewards residents with “helpful survival gear” for reporting a spill.

If they find their water is polluted, the app points them to another unpolluted source a mere 237 miles away. There’s also a feature that lets users map out an escape route by walking on Shell’s pipelines, a.k.a. “The Pipeline Express.” Read more…

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