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Apple Rejects App That Tracks U.S. Drone Strikes | Wired.com

It seemed like a simple enough idea for an iPhone app: Send users a pop-up notice whenever a flying robots kills someone in one of America’s many undeclared wars. But Apple keeps blocking the Drones+ program from its App Store — and therefore, from iPhones everywhere. The Cupertino company says the content is “objectionable and crude,” according to Apple’s latest ...

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In Afghanistan, a new approach to teaching history: Leave out the wars | The Washington Post

KABUL — In a country where the recent past has unfolded like a war epic, officials think they have found a way to teach Afghan history without widening the fractures between long-quarreling ethnic and political groups: leave out the past four decades. A series of government-issued textbooks funded by the United States and several foreign aid organizations do just that, ...

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Google unEarths image of secret US drone base in Nevada | RT

Google Earth has published images of a secret US airfield in Nevada. The images indicate that the base is used to test and maintain unmanned drones. And now, the publication is fueling a debate about whether Google is compromising US security. ­Aviation website Flight Global found the Yucca Lake airfield image on Google Earth. The images allowed Flight Global to ...

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Governments must not censor internet, says William Hague | guardian.co.uk

The UK has issued a direct challenge to China and Russia over regulation of the internet, with William Hague insisting that cyberspace must not be “stifled by government control or censorship”. In a strongly worded opening address to an international conference hosted in London, the foreign secretary told delegates that the internet “must remain open and not become ghettoised” – ...

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