New app Metadata+ tells you whenever a drone strike kills somebody overseas.
Working by pulling data from the UK’s Bureau of Investigative Journalism, the app plots the location of each strike on a map, and then sends a push notification when an attack takes place.
If that doesn’t strike you as something the often-conservative Apple would want available in its App Store, you’re not wrong.
The app’s official release comes on the back of five separate rejections by the company, and a renaming from Drone+, Drones+, and Dronestream to the more innocuous-sounding Metadata+. The official App Store description reveals only that the app deals in, “Real-time updates on national security.”