Apple Removes Innovative App Alerting Users to U.S. Drone Attacks Just Hours After Accepting It (WTF)


(TIML NEWS) Rebounding from 12 rejections and a hiatus after being axed completely, a controversial app tracking U.S. drone strikes overseas had finally been accepted by Apple — only to be taken down a few hours later.

Data artist and tech developer Josh Begley said his Metadata+ app, which sends out push notifications each time a U.S. drone attack is covered in the news, has been denied by the tech giant on 12 separate occasions. Apple called Begley’s app “excessively objectionable and/or crude content,” although it didn’t feature graphic images or footage of any kind; it simply aggregated stories about America’s covert drone war.