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BAD TASTE Apple Rejects Drone-Strike App

Apple Rejects Drone-Strike App

Developer Josh Begley thought he had a clever idea for an iPhone app: a program that sends users a notice whenever a drone strike kills someone in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. But the app, Drones+, has been rejected three times by Apple, the latest rejection letter stating it’s “objectionable and crude.” The app aggregates cases of U.S. drone strikes using a database compiled by Britain’s Bureau of Investigative Journalism, and contains no gruesome imagery—just a pushpin on a map marking the location of the strike—leaving Begley confused as to why the app keeps being rejected.

August 30, 2012 11:50 AM