Kim Jong Ummm
Remember last summer, when Kim Jong Un visited a factory to give the new “North Korean” Arirang smartphone his blessing? Well, much like EVERYTHING in North Korea, this was probably a big fat lie.
When we first reported the news, we — along with just about everyone else — suspected the smartphones were actually being manufactured in China, and then shipped to North Korea, despite Kim Jong Un’s assertions that the phones were homegrown and reflective of “patriotic enthusiasm.”
Google will not delete an inflammatory video currently playing a role in Muslim protests around the world, in spite of a take-down request from the White House.
The search giant is only censoring Innocence of Muslims in India, Indonesia, Egypt and Libya, where violent and deadly protests have broken out following the video’s translation into Arabic. Reuters reports on the company’s legalistic explanation for not just wiping the video completely from the web: