the App Counting Military Drone Strikes that Apple Killed.

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PostSat Sep 01, 2012 12:41 am » by Willease

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Military drone strikes are on the rise, and if you want to learn more there's an app for that. Just don't look for it on your Apple device.

An NYU graduate student created an app, Drone+, pinpointing locations in Pakistan where American UAVs struck supposed terrorists, only to have Apple reject it as "excessively objectionable or crude content." Further confusing the matter, Apple allowed the same information to be used in British newspaper The Guardian's app that used the same source and displayed strikes in a nearly identical manner, albeit alongside their editorial content.

Apple has refused to elaborate on their decision, and it's unclear if it's treating the two apps differently because one comes from a well-known media organization and the other does not, or if it's because Drone+ focuses exclusively on drone strikes.

The decision sheds more light on Apple's stringent app and iTunes rules. Too bad it also keeps the strikes themselves—and the company's reason for blocking information—in the dark.

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PostSat Sep 01, 2012 1:00 am » by Troll2rocks

Yeah they gave a pass to "Baby Shaker", "Piss on a Welshman", and "Schoolyard fumble" until complaints had them removed.

The "I am Rich" app, was $1000, it had numerous downloads before it was removed. All it was was a gold brick as a screensaver, but some morons bought it because they thought it gave them status. :roll:
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