Dronestream creator provides real-time and historical data about every reported US drone strike


Data on US drone bombings have been visualized and tweeted, and soon they could be showing up everywhere: @dronestream’s author has just released an API that gives developers easy access to every reported drone strike in US history, as well as real-time access to each strike as it happens. Dronestream creator Josh Begley told Wired that he hopes the data can bridge an “empathy gap” between victims and those of us half-a-world away.

Begley has been using technology to try to bridge that gap since late last year. He’s been tweeting every US drone strike through @dronestream, and he even created an iPhone app that served users a push notification every time someone died from a US strike — though it was ultimately rejected by Apple….

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