Jun 30, 2020
North Korea Is Reportedly Purchasing Phone-Tapping Devices From Abroad To Better Spy On Citizens
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North Korea is allegedly importing international technology in order to better spy on its citizens. The devices will help the government’s phone-tapping operations, giving a boost to the mass surveillance system already implemented throughout the country.
According to Daily NK, the technology was imported into the Hermit Kingdom in late May.Three of the devices are going to be set up in the capital city Pyongyang.
As was previously reported by The Inquisitr, the city has been going through a period of deep unrest as food rations have not been given to members of the population for months. The scarcity of food has not been seen since the great famines that plagued the country in the 1990s.
The insider added that the other devices, which will be placed in a number of other provinces and cities, will be installed by the end of June.
“The devices are currently being installed,” the source added.
Technology experts have reported that once the technology is fully functional, the North Korean government — led by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un — will be able to eavesdrop on any mobile calls that use either of the country’s two major service providers.
The source also revealed the likely targets of the new phone-tapping initiative.
“The first targets for government surveillance will be those living in border regions, including the family members of defectors and illegal border crossers,” the source explained.
“The surveillance will later be expanded to other areas of the country,” the insider added.A propaganda mural painting in Pyongyang Feng Li / Getty Images
In an unusual move, the communist regime is letting citizens know of its new surveillance capabilities. According to the news outlet, post offices — which is where North Koreans go to subscribe to mobile access — have been told to let customers know that the authorities will be able to listen in on all conversations.
Meanwhile, North Korea is already well known for its police state system.
“The state has absolute and systematic control of all forms of telecommunications,” Amnesty International described in an article.
“It actively spies on its citizens through mass surveillance programs, and curtails the information that North Koreans have about their country and the outside world by censoring online media,” the piece concluded.
The move comes as North Korea has decided to end all forms of communication with neighbor South Korea. As was previously reported by The Inquisitr, Kim Jong Un’s sister blamed “mongrel dog” defectors for the new measures.
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Foxs Kilmeade Smacks Down White House Spokesmans Claim Americans are Better Off Now: You Cant Really Say That
Fox News host Brian Kilmeade rejected a claim from White House spokesman Hogan Gidley’s that life is “undoubtedly” better for Americans now than before President Donald Trump.
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“Wait. With the pandemic, you know the growth is not there. You know that unemployment is still 11 percent. So you can’t really say you are better off than you were three years ago. Because, at the very least, the pandemic. So you can’t really say that, right?
“No, absolutely, of course you can say that,” Gidley said, undeterred. “Because, listen, this global pandemic hit all of us. Not just here in this country, but all across the world.”
Gidley went on to bash 2020 Democratic candidate Joe Biden and claim Trump’s leadership “saved almost 2 million lives in this country.”
“This economy is roaring back,” Gidley added.
Watch above, via Fox News.
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