North Korea allows smartphones in 'Orwellian' move to monitor citizens and bolster power

North Korea allows smartphones in 'Orwellian' move to monitor citizens and bolster power
 

Mobile phones are becoming commonplace in North Korea and are seen as status symbols.
But, access to the internet is limited and people are being employed by the regime to monitor people round the clock.
Director of strategic threat development at Recorded Future, Priscilla Moriuchi, said: “In an Orwellian sense, North Korea is innovating on surveillance.”
Nearly all North Korean phones, tablets, laptops and computers run on locally developed operating systems stocked with censorship and surveillance tools.
Internet from the outside world is cut off, according to researchers and groups that... read more

 
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