You'd think that knowing more about the "war on terror" in the Middle East would be a good thing, right?
After all, knowledge is power -- and, an educated citizenry on the issues is pretty key to proper public policy.
Well, maybe not in the eyes of the folks over at Apple.
It seems that a developer is having trouble getting his iPhone app, which reports on the latest U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia -- approved by the tech giant.
Josh Begley's "Drone+" is pretty basic. It uses a text bubble to alert users about the latest drone strike with the details (such as where it happened and how many causalities).
First, Apple told Josh that the app wasn't useful. Then, reps told him that there was a problem with a logo. Now, Apple folks are saying that the app's content is "objectionable and crude."
And before anyone starts alleging the protection of national secrets, the app isn't using info from Wikileaks or anything ... it is just reflecting a database compiled from public-media sources.
So, what's the deal Apple? We dig your products and are huge news junkies, so why can't we have an app giving us the latest details on a major foreign policy?
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