Some North Koreans find ways around govt smartphone controls, report says

Access to the internet is heavily restricted in North Korea. Smartphones are monitored for internet usage access. However, some North Koreans have managed to circumvent controls. Despite North Korea intensifying efforts to stop citizens from seeing information coming from outside the country, a few tech savvy individuals are managing to circumvent tight government controls on … Read more

Russia bans entry to 287 British MPs over Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Sputnik/Evgeny Biyatov/Kremlin via Reuters Russia has banned 287 British MPs after UK blacklisted Russian lawmakers. The MPs are barred from entering Russia. Moscow said the 287 MPs are made up of those who played the “most active part” in drawing up anti-Russia sanctions. The Russian foreign ministry said on Wednesday … Read more

Zelensky suggests Russia targeting more of Europe after explosions in separatist region of Moldova

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) Transnistria, a pro-Russia separatist region of Moldova, reported explosions on Monday and Tuesday. Ukraine blamed Russia, and Zelensky said Russia was retaliating for Moldovan support of Ukraine. “The goal is obvious — to destabilise the situation in the region, to threaten Moldova,” he said. For … Read more

A Musk-owned Twitter opens door to potential Trump return

Elon Musk’s deal to acquire Twitter could see former president Donald Trump Trump return to the platform. Trump has previously said he wouldn’t return to Twitter even if offered. A reinstatement could see Musk face pushback beyond the world of Twitter. Four days after Twitter permanently suspended Donald Trump’s account on January 8, 2021, the … Read more