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Want to Keep Track of Drone Strikes? There's Not an App for That

Wired reports on drone strike app that is repeatedly rejected by Apple

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An iPhone app that would send users notification whenever a drone strike happens has been repeatedly rejected by Apple, Wired reports.

Christina Bonnington and Spencer Ackerman describe in Wired's Danger Room blog how an app designed by Josh Begley has been rejected by the company three times now, though each time their reason for the rejection is different. Its third rejection sited the content as “objectionable and crude.”

“If the content is found to be objectionable, and it’s literally just an aggregation of news, I don’t know how to change that,” Begley told Wired.

Begley's app uses news from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism to provide the information on the app.

“I thought reaching into the pockets of U.S. smartphone users and annoying them into drone-consciousness could be an interesting way to surface the conversation a bit more.”

Josh Begley has video of how his drone app would work:

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