New iPhone app tracks drone strikes

Sends updates for new kills

Josh Gross | Boulder Weekly

The Atlantic is reporting on a new app for the iPhone that allows Americans to track killings related to drone strikes in real time. 

From the article…

“The app was made by data artist and web developer Josh Begley.
Its two views variously mirror iOS’s Messages interface, displaying the
date, location, and victims of each killing; it also shows a map of
U.S. drone strikes across the Middle East and Somalia.

Most strikingly, Metadata will send users an in-app notification whenever there’s a new strike.”

This comes on the heels of the revelations that drones use metadata from cell phones as part of tracking where they strike.

Read the full story here.