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Date : July 13, 2022
North Korea forces cellphone users to install surveillance app
   https://www.rfa.org/english/news/korea/app-07082022150535.html [90]
North Korea forces cellphone users to install surveillance app 

Starting this month, North Korea is forcing citizens in hold of a cellphone to install an application called ‘Kwangmyong’ before getting their quarterly card at the post office.

The government claims that this application can provide their users with the Rodong newspaper, foreign education, and cooking techniques. However, it is believed that ‘Kwangmyong’ application enables North Korean authorities to track the users’ location and monitor their devices. 

Citizens who refused to install ‘Kwangmyong’ application had to buy their quarterly communication licenses at the black-market with a higher price of $12 instead of $0.40

[Source: RFA]


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