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Norma Rae 02-12-2014 07:39 AM

US Drone Strike Phone App
 
Good morning everyone.

I was listening to Santa Fe Public Radio this morning as I was getting ready for work (I have a habit of tuning into NPR stations around the country at different times) while they were airing Democracy Now, and they were playing a piece about a new smart phone app called Metadata+ that I think some of you might be interested in.

The app was rejected by Apple five times previously because it was called "Drone Strike" or something to that effect and deemed, by Apple (or others?), to be "inappropriate." The app was accepted with the title "Metadata+" and what it does is send you notifications on your phone each and every time a US drone strike hits anywhere and kills or injures anyone and/or destroys property--usually kills people, though. I downloaded it, and is a really good reminder of the lives that are destroyed on a daily basis--and for what?

Of course, downloading an app like this will likely put you on the NSA watch list, but many of us here are likely already on it.

Namaste from the Midwest,
stephanie

Norma Rae 03-03-2014 07:10 AM

Got first notification of a drone strike on this app since January 26, 2014. Three people killed.

Norma Rae 03-04-2014 08:45 AM

March 3rd, Yemen: "The second drone strike of the day killed 1 person in Abyan."

March 3rd, Yemen: "In the province of Shabwa, a US drone fired missiles at a car, killing 2 people."

Norma Rae 03-05-2014 09:24 AM

March 5, Yemen: "3 people were killed while driving through al Jawf. It was the fourth reported drone strike of the week."


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